Asking the Supreme Court to dismiss the Maharashtra government’s petition challenging his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which one person died, actor Salman Khan said the police are trying to falsely implicate him in the case.
In Salman Khan’s affidavit he raises some very specific points:
1. The timing of the FIR recording, which he says is “suspect”
2. A clear assertion of innocence — “I was not driving the car,” Salman has stated.
3. A question on why a material witness in the case — actor-singer Kamaal Khan, who was in the car with Salman at the tiem fo the alleged accident — was not examined. “Why was Kamaal Khan not examined?” asks Salman in his statement.
4.”(There is) no proof I consumed alcohol,” says Salman in his affidavit. In fact, he goes on to add that the state has no witnesses to back up their claim that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
5. The statements of the injured were coached by the prosecution. Specifically, Salman’s affidavit says: “The injured were tutored by the prosecution”.
6.The actor says he has been “falsely implicated” and that the prosecution “tampered with the documentation” all with the intent to “incriminate me”.