Salman Khan Files Affidavit in SC, Says He Wasn’t Driving the Car

The actor says he has been “falsely implicated” and that the prosecution “tampered with the documentation”. 

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Actor Salman Khan at a Mumbai court in a hit and run case of 2002 (Photo: PTI)

Salman Khan has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the police is trying to falsely implicate him in the 2002 hit and run case.

Salman Khan in his affidavit to SC stated:

He wasn’t driving the car and wasn’t drunk at the time of accident. His driver Ashok Singh was at the wheel. His driver called the police control room after accident and went to police station to record his statement. Police refused to record his driver’s statement saying they were under pressure to arrest the actor.

The widow of the pavement-dweller Shaikh Noorulla Shafik who was crushed to death by Salman Khan’s SUV in 2002 and her son, a labourer, had moved the Supreme Court as the “forgotten victims” of his alleged crime.

The Supreme Court in Februrary dismissed their petition seeking a probe into whether Salman Khan and his family used money to secure the actor’s acquittal in the 2002 hit and run case, terming the plea a “wild allegation without any basis.”

Shafik’s widow, Begumjaha Haroon Khan, and son Firoz Shaikh, represented by SC advocate Vipin Nair, said that as victims, they were “an integral part of the justice delivery system and that they are not to be forgotten and left high and dry.”

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