Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan was not drunk, claims doctor

Court recorded doctor’s statement and he stated to the court Salman Khan’s condition when he was taken to the hospital for medical examination. When asked, the doctor said that Salman Khan was not under the influence of alcohol when he was brought to the hospital for medical examination. Soon after the accident, Salman was sent for medical examination and his blood tests confirmed that the superstar was no drunk.

"The patient's (Salman) pupils were slightly dilated, speech was coherent and walking steps were normal during clinical examination," Dr Shashikant Pawar told Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat in the court.

Soon after the incident, police sent Salman for the blood tests. He was taken to Government-run J J Hospital soon after the mishap for necessary examination and Pawar examined the actor.

During questioning, Pawar said to the court that when the actor was brought to him, he smelled alcohol but later in the day when tests were carried out, no traces of alcohol was found. However, the report of the blood tests is awaited.

Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case has been running for long. On September 28, 2002, the actor run his BMW into a bakery in suburban Bandra in Mumbai over peaple sleeping at the pavement of the bakery killing one and injuring four others.