Salman Khan hit and run case: Witness to depose in court on Thursday

If found guilty, the actor will be sentenced to 10 years in prison
Mumbai: A key witness and former doctor of JJ Hospital is likely to depose in court on Thursday for the ongoing 2002 hit and run case of Bollywood star Salman Khan.
The actor’s blood sample was collected by Dr Suhas Pawar to detect the percentage of alcohol in it.
Dr Pawar will be examined along with police constable Dilip Mane who had taken Khan to JJ Hospital from Bandra Police Station after the mishap in which the actor's car had rammed into a bakery killing one person and injuring four on September 28, 2002.
Previously, prosecutor Pradeep Gharat had sought re-examination of R S Ketkar, who worked with Regional Transport Office in 2002, on the ground that he had given "vague and evasive" answers to Khan's lawyer Srikant Shivade during the cross-examination and certain clarifications were needed to be brought on court's record.
Judge D W Deshpande, however, rejected the application after the defence objected to it. Shivade argued the prosecution wanted to bring new facts on record on the pretext of re-examination and it may cause prejudice to the accused (Khan). If the witness had been "vague and evasive" during the cross-examination, it should only bother the defence and the prosecution need not re-examine him, he said.
Today is a crucial day for Salman, and if found guilty, he will be sentenced to a term of ten years in prison.
( Source : deccan chronicle/ pti )
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