Mumbai, October 9 (CINEWS):The legal advisor of Bollywood genius Salman Khan on Thursday addressed in the Bombay High Court a bit of confirmation in the 2002 attempt at hit and run case relating to a chemical analyser’s (CA) report that claimed that the performing artist had consumed liquor beyond permissible limit before the accident.
The (chemical analyser’s) report ought not be conceded as confirmation as a result of procedural omissions in drawing the blood of Salman, sealing transporting and preserving it, said Amit Desai, senior counsel contending for Salman who has recorded a request against his conviction.
On May 6, a sessions court had sentenced Salman to five-year prison term on the charge of ramming his car into a shop in rural Bandra, killing one individual and harming four who were mulling over the pavement. The CA report at exhibit number 81 is the main bit of paper that says he has smashed liquor in abundance of as far as possible. Additionally, a harmed witness had expressed that the performing artist seemed, by all accounts, to be tipsy in light of the fact that he couldn’t remain on his legs at the mishap site, said the legal counselor.
“Aside from this, there is no confirmation to demonstrate that the performing artist had devoured alcohol. Through and through, 27 witnesses had been analyzed and nobody among them, aside from a harmed individual, had discussed Salman being smashed or affected by alcohol,” argued Desai before Justice A R Joshi.
“We can’t flee from the system when you are dealing with life and liberty of a man,” Desai said.
In addition, the legal counselor contended, late Ravindra Patil, the then police bodyguard of Salman, had not expressed in the FIR that the on-screen character had taken drinks before the disaster. Then again, he had specified in his statement recorded on October 1, 2002, that Salman was affected by alcohol
“It is likewise to be said here that Patil’s statement was recorded on October 1 strictly when CA (Chemical Analyser’s) report had arrived at Bandra police headquarters. Everything is suspicious here,” he said.
Desai further said that strategies were not followed…the vials were not fixed appropriately, there is no proof to show syringes were sterlised furthermore whether the vials were shaken in the wake of blending blood with anti coagulant and preservative
“The confirmation is absolutely quiet on these perspectives”, the attorney argued. Contentions would proceed on Friday.