Salman’s lawyer: Car didn’t hit victims, it fell while being lifted
MUMBAI: In a new twist in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan, the defence on Friday claimed the victims were not hit by the car, but were killed and injured while the car was being towed away after crashing into a Bandra bakery. This argument contradicts the prosecution’s stand, which said Khan crashed his vehicle into the bakery, but not before killing one and injuring four others, who were sleeping on the pavement outside the shop.
To support this argument, Khan’s advocate Shrikant Shivade raised several ques- tions about the prosecution’s case, such as if the victims were injured on the spot, why no blood was found on their bed sheets, pillows and the stairs on which they were sleeping and why was the statement of the crane operator not recorded. Another question Shivade raised was if the car was speeding, why was its bumper intact after the accident.
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