DRANK WA­TER, NOT AL­CO­HOL, SAL­MAN TELLS SUPREME COURT

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Bhadra Sinha bhadra.sinha@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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