Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Witness takes U-turn
Zee Media Bureau/Ritika Handoo
New Delhi: Bollywood actor Salman Khan`s tryst with 2002 hit-and-run case continues as the actor reached Mumbai sessions court for the retrial where two more witnesses deposed today. In a dramatic twist, one of the witnesses has reportedly taken a u-turn. According to media reports, the witness has backed out from his statement given to the police officials earlier.
On June 23, during the retrial of the infamous case, a manager of liquor bar in Juhu had identified Salman Khan saying the actor had come to the restaurant with friends hours before his car was involved in an accident in 2002, but said he was not sure whether the Bollywood actor had taken drinks himself or not.
The prosecution`s case is that the actor had taken drinks in `Rain Bar` along with his friends and was allegedly under the influence of liquor on September 28, 2002, when his car rammed into a bakery in suburban Bandra killing one person and injuring four others.
"Salman`s group had ordered drinks and snacks but I am not sure whether Salman had consumed drinks himself as the order had been taken by a waiter and not me," Rizwan, who was the manager of "Rain Bar" at the relevant time, told the court of Sessions Judge D W Deshpande.
As the restaurant was full, Salman and his brother Sohail Khan were standing in front of service counter. After some time they occupied a table and ordered drinks and snacks, Rizwan said during examination.
With Agency Inputs
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