New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's tryst with the infamous 2002 hit-and-run case continues to haunt him. Reports suggest that court has granted the prosecution to examine all the witnesses in next hearing.
According to reports, the chemical analyser, RTO Andheri officer are also to be examined in the next hearing, which is scheduled for February 12, 2015. In the last hearing, which took place on January 27, 2015, the defence lawyer had argued that the chief medical officer of the government hospital did not follow the due procedure while collecting a blood sample of the actor after the incident.
Advocate Shrikant Shivade, Salman's lawyer, cross-examined the prosecution witness Dr Shashikant Pawar who was with the government-run J J Hospital here back then.
Khan's car had rammed into a roadside shop in suburban Bandra, killing one person and injuring four people, who were sleeping on the pavement, on the night of September 28, 2002. He was taken to the J J Hospital after the mishap for medical examination. Pawar told the court today that doctors collected Salman's blood and put it in two vials before sending it to the laboratory.
But Shivade pointed out that the chemical analyser had said he received only one vial. As per the civil medical code, 5 ml of blood needs to be extracted but the doctor said he had extracted only 3 ml of blood for each of the samples. The defence also pointed out that preservatives should have been added to the sample as per the procedure but it was not done.