Three witnesses identifies Salman Khan having exited the car from the driver's side in the 2002 hit-and-run case.If convicted Salman would be punishable for ten years of jail term.
Salman Khan has appeared before Mumbai court in the retrail of his 2002 hit and run case. He was accompanied by his sisters Alvira and Arpita.
Three key eye witnesses, Mannu Khan, Mohammed Kalim Iqbal Pathan and Muslim Shaikh were among those injured in the accident, identified Salman Khan. They were all workers of the American Bakery outside which the accident took place.
At the end of the proceedings, the Bandra police moved an application to the court saying that Shaikh had received a threat calI. Inspector Rajendra Kane of the Bandra police station said that a case had been registered and the investigation was underway.
"Shaikh told us that he had received two anonymous calls asking him to back away from deposing. The court has directed us to investigate the complaint and submit a report by May 19. We are tracing the caller," he said.
"We were sleeping and there was a huge noise and a car came over us. Kalim, Muslim, Nurullah and I were beneath the car. I started screaming for help. Many people came there. Somehow they pushed the car and rescued us. I had an injury on my right hand. People were saying ‘Salman come out'. Salman Khan got down from the driver's side...The bakery people caught Salman. Salman was so drunk that he fell down, then he got up and ran away," said Mannu Khan.
So far, four witnesses have deposed in the re-trial. The prosecution led by Jagannath Kenjralkar will examine other three witnesses on May 19.
In 1998, Salman Khan spent three days in prison for killing black buck, an endangered species of deer, in Rajasthan. The actor's appeals in separate poaching cases are currently pending in the Rajasthan courts.
Salman Khan gave back to back hits in the past five years, recently shooting for his next flick 'Kick' in Poland.
Salman Khan arrives to the Mumbai court looking very serious.
Salman Khan Looking Very Intense
Salman Khan arrived to the court sitting in the front seat of his car along with his sisters.
Salman Khan Sister
Salman was seen along with his sister Alvira when the witnesses identified him.
Salman Khan was seen very serious and was very quiet throughout the identification process. Three witnesses identified him to be driving the car.
Sisters Arpita and Alvira were accompanied him to the court.