Mumbai, March 30: Salman Khan's driver Ashok Singh surprised everyone with his statement in a court in Mumbai on Monday, March 30. 13 years after the infamous hit-and-run case, Singh for the first time claimed that it was he who was driving the car on Sept 28, 2002.
Singh, while taking questions from the lawyer of the prosecution, said, "I was driving the SUV when the tyre burst and the brake jammed. The car went over the steps. I saw that people were trapped beneath."
"I got out of the right side and Salman too got out of the right side as the left door was jammed," said Singh who also claimed that he along with Salman had tried to lift the car after it had hit the pavement.
Continuing his statement, the driver also added, "I then dialed 100 and went to the police station and narrated the accident."
He also added, "They told me the police had left for the spot. I was asked to wait. I told Salman I was suspecting foul play."
Earlier Salman too said, "My driver, Ashok Singh, was driving the car at the time of the accident in which one person was killed and four were injured."
The Bollywood actor, while recording his statement in the court, had said, "I instructed the driver to inform the police. I remained at the spot for 15 minutes or more."
This is a fresh trial being held in a sessions court after a Magistrate added the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder which lays down punishment up to ten years.