Mumbai: Bollywood’s Bajrangi Bhaijan Salman Khan on Wednesday submitted his counter affidavit in response to the plea of Maharashtra government in the ongoing 2002 ‘hit and run’ case against him.
According to reports, Salman in his 83-page affidavit has claimed that he wasn’t behind the wheels on the fateful night when the accident took place and the prosecution has failed to prove that he was drunk.
The actor, in his affidavit, has also claimed that his driver, Ashok Singh, in order to record his statement and accept his crime, reached out to the Mumbai Police. However, police refused to entertain his driver’s statement claiming they were under pressure.
“My driver called the police control room after accident and went to police station to record his statement. But the police refused to record the driver’s statement saying they were under pressure to arrest the actor,” he said.
The actor is accused of driving a car under the influence of alcohol and killing one and injuring four others in Bandra, Mumbai, in 2002.
On December 10 last year, Salman was given a clean chit in the case with the court observing that the main witness was ‘wholly unreliable’ and that there were discrepancies in the case.