Yet another twist in the hit and run case involving Salman Khan came up on Saturday, March 07, 2015, when the sessions court allowed the prosecution to rely upon the statement of Ravindra Patil, an eye witness who was the actor’s bodyguard.
In the Salman Khan hit and run case, there are two prime witness, one, Ravindra Patil, a police constable, who died on October 03, 2007 in the midst of the earlier trial and the second witness is a doctor who conducted the post mortem of a victim of the accident. The doctor is now retired and has settled in the U.S.
Ravindra Patil was the bodyguard of Salman Khan at the time of the accident in September 2002. He had given a statement before the magisterial court that Salman Khan was driving and was in a drunken condition at the time of the accident. The constable had gone missing during the trial in 2006, and had died of Tuberculosis in 2007.
The prosecution had moved an application seeking permission to take their statements into consideration during the examination of other witnesses.
“In view of these conditions, we had moved the application. The statements have been allowed to be taken into consideration for the the examination of the next witnesses,” special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said.
The doctor, now settled in the US, used to work with the State run J. J. Hospital in 2002. He had conducted the post mortem of the only victim who had died in the accident. He had recorded his statement before the magisterial court. But after his retirement, was not available to the prosecution.
The sessions court will hear the matter next on March 12, 2015. The prosecution will examine witnesses on March 12, 2105 and March 13, 2105.
The case has been dragging on for over a decade and about seventeen witnesses have been examined so far.
The charge of culpable homicide attracts a ten year sentence.
Yet another twist in the hit and run case involving Salman Khan came up on Saturday, March 07, 2015, when the sessions court allowed the prosecution t...3.0