Accusing the Mumbai police of being hand-in-glove with Bollywood actor Salman Khan in a bid to "delay" the trial of a hit-and-run case involving him, IPS officer-turned-lawyer Y P Singh today sought a high-level probe by the Maharashtra government against the investigators concerned.
Singh has also held the police department responsible for the "little progress" in the trial.
Showing the documents pertaining to the proceedings at the trial court in suburban Bandra during a press conference here, Singh alleged that investigators of the case had done everything possible to ensure that the trial should not progress speedily so that the actor gets benefits, helping him in making films.
"In the beginning, the trial court had ordered to summon 34 witnesses before it, but the police did not serve summons to 24 people. When it comes to others, police had informed the court that some could not be traced while others did not accept the summons. Only one witness had appeared before it. Police had deliberately not taken the job of issuing summons seriously," the lawyer alleged.
It also took two years for the police to present the doctor, who treated the injured in the incident, before the court, Singh alleged.
"Before that, two doctors, who had nothing to do with the case, were present before the court. It was absurd. The public prosecutor had sought more time, so that the doctor concerned would be presented before it soon by police. But it took two years," he said.