New Delhi: The Rajasthan High Court may have acquitted Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in two separate poaching cases that involved the killings of a black buck and a chinkara but his driver Harish Dulani maintains his statement that it was indeed the Bhai of Bollywood who took the shot.
According to Dulani, it was him who was driving the jeep when Salman went for an alleged deer hunt in Rajasthan back in 1998. He also said that he was not missing but was hiding as he was scared after threats to him and his family.
“I stick to the statement I made before the magistrate 18 years ago that Salman got off the car and shot the deer. I was not absconding but I was scared due to several threats received by me and my father,” he told NDTV.
Dulani was the only witness in the case but had been ‘missing’ since 2002. He, however, said it was the fear of his life that forced him into hiding.
“Due to fear I went away to my relatives’ place in Jodhpur. We had asked for protection but did not get it. If I had police protection, I could have given a statement. That was what I always intended,” he added.
It was Dulani’s absence that had weakened the case in the court against the superstar. The High Court in its statement had said that there was no proof that the pellets recovered from the Chinkaras were fired from Salman Khan’s gun.