According to Ashok Singh, he was the one who was driving the white Toyota Land Cruiser, which ran over four people and killed one and not Salman Khan.
However, the prosecution has stated that the judge should not consider this statement at all. The prosecution further stated that Salman Khan’s claim that there was a fourth person in the car came at the fag end of the trial, a stage meant only for explaining the evidence against him during the trial.
What is surprising is the fact that Salman Khan, for the first time during the trial, which has been running for more than a decade now, named Ashok Singh as the man behind the wheel on Friday in a four page written statement after all the witnesses were examined.
The only witness that the defence produced to show that Salman Khan was not behind the wheel was his driver Ashok Singh, who came to the court and claimed he was driving the car.
The prosecution used Ashok Singh’s statement to try and show that the tyre bust theory of the defence could not be accepted.
During the cross examination, Ashok Singh has stated that the while Toyota Land Cruiser was a new car, with the best quality engine, tubeless tyres and fully automatic. Only luxury models have the air brake system which does not skid when the brakes are applied. Noe hoe How could such a model give in under ordinary circumstances, skid and thus cause the mishap.
The prosecution has alleged that Salman Khan did not have a driving license and was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. However, Salman denied both charges.
It is seems that by involving Ashok Singh at the last minute, Salman Khan may have invited trouble for himself.
Salman Khan is under the scanner as he may have bough over Ashok Singh's statement, states, prosecution in connection to the 2002 hit and case, while ...3.5