The Toyota Land Cruiser Bollywood actor Salman Khan was driving when he allegedly crashed his car into a Bandra bakery in 2002 was registered in the name of a Dubai resident with a bogus address in Mahim, the sessions court was told on Friday.
Kishan Shengal, the investigating officer of the 2002 case, was examined by the prosecution.
According to the prosecution case, one person was killed and four others sleeping on a pavement in Bandra were injured when Khan’s car allegedly crashed into a bakery in Bandra on September 28, 2002.
Shenghal, in his deposition, said after the accident, officers searched the car and found photocopies of the car’s documents. He said the vehicle was registered in the name of one Mohammad Hassan, and the address mentioned was in Mahim.
“The address mentioned on the document of the car was of a flat in Shiv Krupa society in Mahim. When the officers searched for the address, they could not locate it. Hence the police wrote to the post office for help. The reply said there was no such building in Mahim on such name,” Shenghal told the court.
Shenghal further said the documents of the car mentioned Hassan’s native place was in Kerala. The Bandra police, hence, took the help of the Kerala police. Investigation revealed Hassan had left Kerala and shifted to Dubai.
Sources said the car was imported from Dubai on the name of Mohammad.
In his explanation to the police, the actor had said he had helped Mohammad financially, and the car was kept with him as security against the money.
Shenghal’s deposition will continue on March 17, when, after his examination by special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat, Khan’s advocate will cross examine him. The court will declare the date on which it will record the statement of the actor in response to the evidence produced by the prosecution against him.