Bandra road accident: Salman, Sohail defend driver

A 45-year-old Dhananjay Pimple - the driver of Bollywood actor, director and producer Sohail Khan  knocked down and killed a 70 year old woman near St Andrews Church on B J Road, Bandra (West) at 10.30 pm on Sunday.

Pimple was arrested but was later released on bail on surety of Rs 10,000. Pimple who is working for the Khans for the past 25 years gets full support from the family. The Khan brothers, Sohail and Salman Khan defended the driver by saying that the accident must have happened because of the rain, he might have not realized that he had actually hit someone.

But locals and eyewitness said in their statement that they were lying as it wasn't raining at the time of the accident. In Pimple's defense, the Khan brothers said, "No one from the family was in the car, but we admit that the car belongs to us. There is a possibility that because of the rain, the old lady must have had a plastic sheet or something else to protect her, due to which the driver wasn't able to spot her."

'v feel sad for the lady,it is really v sad that she was home less n sleeping on the roads, may god rest her soul in peace,' Salman tweeted.

According to some media reports, the Khan family has refused to pay compensation to the victim's family as they had abandoned her.