Mumbai, April 7: In a bid to prove that the September 2002 accident involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s vehicle was a “hit-and-run” case, the prosecution on Tuesday said the film star had “vanished” from the scene of the accident instead of helping the injured victims and cited testimony of two witnesses in the case.
During fil arguments before Additol Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande, Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said “conduct of the accused needs to be alysed, interpreted and this proves the guilt”.
Judge Deshpande is conducting the re-trial of the September 28, 2002 accident case involving Salman’s Toyota Land Cruiser which rammed into the American Express Bakery in Bandra west and killed one pavement dweller and injured four others.
Citing the testimony of witnesses, Francis Ferndes, who is also a friend of Salman and lives in the vicinity of the spot, and Ramashray Pandey, Gharat said their statements make it clear that the actor had run away from the spot afte the accident.
Moreover, he pointed out that the accident site was a sharp turn and Salman did not realize it as he was under the influence of liquor. (IANS)