DRANK WATER, NOT ALCOHOL, SALMAN TELLS SUPREME COURT
NEW DELHI: In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, actor Salman Khan has said he consumed water and not alcohol at a party in a Mumbai, hours before his car mowed down a man and injured five people sleeping on a pavement in September 2002.
Salman added that state police framed him in the hit-and-run case on the basis of fabricated evidence.
“The respondent [Salman] drank some water at Rain bar. The respondent did not consume any alcohol. The prosecution has not presented any eye witness who saw the respondent consume alcohol,” read the affidavit.
The police produced fabricated bills of the bar to frame the star, it said. Salman requested the top court to uphold the Bombay high court order that acquitted him in the case. The Maharashtra government has appealed against the HC verdict. A trial court had earlier convicted and sentenced Salman to five years in jail. His bodyguard, Ravindra Patil’s statement formed the basis of the conviction.