Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan might be in fresh trouble in connection with the 2002-hit-and-run case, as forensic expert today confirmed that the alcohol content found in Salman's blood was higher than normal. The 48-year-old actor, who arrived in the Mumbai sessions court along with his sisters for the case hearing, is reported to have an exceeded limit of alcohol in his blood samples.
Experts told court that the permissible level of alcohol content in blood is 30 mg, whereas Salman's blood contained 62 mg, reports suggest. More witnesses are likely to depose in the court today.
The actor was exempted by the sessions court from appearing on November 24, 2014. However, the court examined two prosecution witnesses on November 24. One of them was manager of a laundry situated at the place where the actor's Land Rover car rammed into a shop, killing one person and injuring four others sleeping on footpath on September 28, 2002.
The laundry manager told prosecutor Pradeep Gharat that he knew Salman and he had seen the actor on a few occasions passing by in his car.
During the cross examination by advocate Shivade, the witness said he did not remember in which year he had seen Salman passing by, whether it was before or after the incident.
The second witness, an insurance agent, said the Land Rover was insured in the name of the person from whom the actor purchased it.
Salman's lawyer complained that the prosecution had not given him the list of its witnesses in advance. The court then asked the prosecution to give the defence the list of witnesses well in advance.
Gharat informed the court that only 11 more witnesses remained to be examined.
(With PTI inputs)