Key witness fails to appear in Salman accident case
The witness, Kalim Mohammed Iqbal, had earlier told the court that he had seen the actor getting out from the driver's seat of the vehicle, reports HT correspondent.india Updated: Jan 17, 2007 22:35 IST
The prosecution plea of the accident case involving actor Salman Khan was deferred to January 31 by a local court on Wednesday as a key witness did not turn up for cross-examination. The actor is accused of killing one and injuring four people after his car rammed into a bakery in Bandra on September 28, 2002.
The witness, Kalim Mohammed Iqbal, had earlier told the court that he had seen the actor getting out from the driver's seat of the vehicle, which met with the accident.
"Kalim is a key witness and we shall try to demolish his evidence in the cross-examination", Salman's lawyer Dipesh Mehta told Hindustan Times.
Salman did not appear before the court as he has been exempted from appearance during the trial. He has been booked under various charges of Indian Penal Code, including causing death by negligence and rash and negligent driving.