Police have located two of the four key witnesses who were reported missing and not available for deposition in the hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan.
The duo would depose before a magistrate in the trial on June 29, police sources said on Sunday.
The two are considered important witnesses by the prosecution as they were sleeping on the pavement when the actor rammed his car into a bakery injuring them on September 28, 2002 in suburban Bandra. While a person was killed, four persons, including the two witnesses, received injuries in the mishap.
According to the prosecution, the duo had seen Salman getting down from the driver's seat of the car involved in the mishap.
However, Salman's lawyer Dipesh Mehta has disputed the prosecution's claim saying that they were sleeping when the mishap occurred and hence they could not have seen the actor as he immediately left the venue after the accident.
The two witnesses were employees of the bakery where the accident occurred. However, after the mishap they left the job and were not traceable. Hence the prosecution could not examine them. Their addresses were also not known to the bakery owner, police said.
After a thorough search the police have located them and asked the duo to depose in the case, the sources said adding the two were working in another shop located in Bandra.