On March 27, Salman Khan’s statement will be recorded under section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Under this provision, the accused is examined by the court and is given an opportunity to explain the evidence against him. “On Friday, he will have to answer the questions of the court,” special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said.
On Wednesday, defense advocate Srikant Shivde will continue to cross-examine one of the three investigating officers in the case, Kishan Senegal. The court will decide if Shivde will be allowed to reexamine the other investigating officer, Rajendra Kadam. During the proceedings on Tuesday, Shivde alleged that Khan was being framed. Shengal in his cross-examination said that Khan was taken into custody from Almeida Prak, Bandra, hours after the incident, after a tip-off. However, Shivde while refuting this—said that on September 28, 2002, the actor had presented himself at the Bandra police station at 9.30am and was there till 10am.
Khan is charged with ramming his white Toyota Land Cruiser car into a bakery shop in Bandra, killing one person and injuring four others sleeping outside on the pavement, on September 28, 2002.
The actor who also has an animal hunting case against him, was arrested at dawn on the 28th of September, 2002 for driving his vehicle into a bakery and injuring the people who were asleep on the pavement in front of it. The trial, this time round has the accused charged for the killing caused while the previous one was on the drivers negligent driving. The case has taken 13 years to come to a close and hopefully the actor’s appearance will make a huge difference in his case.
Mr. Shivade also alleged that the police purposely did not take Salman’s blood alcohol report from Bhabha hospital. The police had earlier told the court that the actor was taken to Bhabha hospital first, which turned him away saying that it did not have the facility to conduct a blood alcohol test. On Tuesday, Mr. Shivade said Bhabha hospital had, in fact, given a negative report saying that Salman’s blood sample did not have alcohol content. Mr. Shengal denied it.