Sal­man’s lawyer: Car didn’t hit vic­tims, it fell while be­ing lifted

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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.


Sal­man Khan: Hit-and-run case

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