The witness, a JW Mariott parking assistant had earlier said that Salman got behind the wheel of the landcruiser at the hotel. He also said that Salman also tipped him Rs 500 adding that he was accompanied by three friends.
The hit and run incident dates back to 2002 in which one person had died while four others had been injured. Salman was charged with an additional charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder that is liable for a ten year sentence.
There have been several twists and turns in the twelve year hit and run case in the past too. In August, 2014, the Mumbai Police had told the court that the case diary has gone missing in addition to fifty five of the sixty three case related documents which were already missing.
Also Chunky Pandey’s brother Chikky Pandey has testified that when he met and hugged Salman Khan at his residence six hours after the accident, the accused wasn’t drunk.
Salman Khan’s childhood friend Chikky Pandey, who testified in the 2002 hit and run case, told a sessions court that when he hugged a shocked Salman Khan at his home six hours after the accident, he did not smell of alcohol.
In the case, Salman has been charged with culpable homicide and rash and negligent driving for running over five pavement dwellers on Hill Road in Bandra, and killing one of them in an inebriated state.
During his cross examination by Salman Khan’s advocate Shrikant Shivde, Pandey, who is a brother of actor Chunky Pandey, told the court that he learnt of the accident the next day around 09:30 am from his watchman.
“I have been living in Bandra from childhood. My watchman informed me that Salman’s car had met with an accident. Soon after, I went to his house to check on him, and saw his father and other family members present there.” stated Chikky Pandey.
Another witness, Customs clearing agent Salim Patel, who had helped Salman Khan in getting the car cleared, explained the import procedures to the court.
Salman did not appear before the court on Wednesday (November 05, 2014) as he was busy with the wedding preparations of his sister.
The court has asked Salman Khan to appear on November 24, 2014 and November 25, 2014 when other witnesses will be examined.
The latest in the Salman Khan hit and run trial case is that it has now been adjourned till November 24, 2014. The witness, a JW Mariott parking as...2.0