Trial on Salman’s hit and run case continues today

Salman Khan is on a professional high at the moment. The trailer of his upcoming action blockbuster ‘Kick’ has created a new record after getting 7 million hits in just 5 days. The first song released from the film, ‘Jumme Ki Raat’ has also been well received by the listeners. But Salman cannot afford to relax just yet as the trial of his infamous ‘Hit and Run’ case from 2002 is currently going on. A hearing has been scheduled for Monday, 23 June. As per latest reports, Salman Khan has reached the courtroom for the hearing. Everyone will be eagerly waiting to see what course the trial takes after today’s hearing.

Last month, three witnesses identified Salman in the courtroom. They said that they have seen the actor coming out of the car that had run over a group of persons sleeping on a pavement. The accident took place in front of a bakery in Mumbai, on a fateful night on September 28 in 2002. One of the witnesses later alleged that he has received a threatening call from an unknown person telling him to accept money and stay away from the case. Police has been investigating the matter but no notable development has been reported on the matter.

Last week another witness who reached the spot soon after the incident has deposed in front of the police. The man named Samba Gowda said that he was the one who had drawn the panchnama of articles that were seized on the accident spot by the police. The witness stated in the presence of public prosecutor Jagannath Kenjalkar that it was a large sized car that caused the accident. He said that the police reached the spot alongside him. According to him the car had crashed into a laundry with the front bumper hitting the shop’s shutter. On the spot, the witness had seen the car’s number plate, broken pieces of glass, and broken parts of the bumper lying on the ground.  Police seized the articles and he drew the panchnama. Last year in December, the court ordered a fresh trial in the case and changed the charges against Salman to culpable homicide.

The trial of Salman Khan has kept Bollywood producers on the tenterhooks. Salman has several big budget projects on his hand apart from ‘Kick’ that amounts to Rs. 550 crore. If the verdict goes against Salman, it will jeopardize the future of the projects.