Salman Khan hit-and-run case: 2 more witnesses depose

  • Aritra Hazra Aritra Hazra, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Oct 10, 2014 09:15 IST

It was a day of flip flop in the Salman Khan alleged hit-and-run case when one of the two witnesses deposing before the court on Thursday said that the actor was on the driver’s seat just before leaving a five star hotel, however he soon contradicted his version while being cross examined.

The other witness, who had taken the injured to hospital, said that he saw a crowd gathering around the car and asking the actor to come out of the vehicle.

The deposition of witnesses resumed after the police traced the missing documents.

The hearing in the case was put to halt after the police could not produce 63 original case related documents.

Kalpesh Verma, who was working as parking assistant in JW Marriott hotel in 2002, deposed in the court and identified Salman. While being examined by special public prosecutor, Pradip Gharat, he said that he saw the actor sitting in the driver’s seat.

“As Salman sat in the driver’s seat, he gave me Rs 500 as tip. Kamal sat in the back seat of the car behind Salman,” said Verma.

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He contradicted his statement when defence lawyer, Shrikant Shivade, cross examined him. Shivade asked whether Kamal was sitting on the left side in the back seat, to which Verma replied in affirmative, which implied that the actor was sitting on the left side of the car, which is not the driver’s seat. A total 13 witnesses have so far deposed in the case with one turning hostile.

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