Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Prosecution manufactured evidence, says defence

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2015 18:58 IST

Actor Salman Khan’s advocate, Shrikant Shivde on Friday alleged that the prosecution has manufactured the evidence against Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

The court on Friday recorded the statement of constable Bapu Borade, who had collected blood samples of the actor from the Bandra police station to take to the forensic lab for chemical analysis.

The constable during the deposition on Friday said that he had collected two sealed envelopes, which contained bottles of blood samples.

He said that the envelopes were kept outside in the room and not in a refrigerator. He added that even while he took the samples to the lab, they were kept in his scooter and not in any iron box. However, Shivde pointed out that the constable had presented different versions before the magistrate.

According to Shivde, the constable had earlier stated before the magistrate that he had carried two bottles in one envelope and the bottles were kept in an iron box. The constable had also stated that the envelope was not sealed.

Looking at the discrepancies in the evidence, Shivde alleged that the prosecution has manufactured the evidence against Khan.

Meanwhile, the prosecution has moved an application objecting to a cross-examination of the chemical analyser. The prosecution has alleged that the chemical analyser should not be cross examined on the procedure of analysis of blood, as the same cannot be revealed.

Khan’s advocate objected to the application. The court has now reserved the order on the application for Monday.

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