2002 hit-and-run: ‘Tyres of actor’s car were in good condition’

The police inspector told the court he had checked the front left tyre for about two minutes.

| Mumbai | Published: December 16, 2014 4:06:23 pm

An expert witness in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan Monday told the sessions court that he had not mentioned in the accident report that tyres of Khan’s Land Cruiser were found in good condition.

During a cross examination by Salman’s lawyer Shrikant Shivde, police inspector of the Motor Vehicles Department R S Ketkar told the court that he had checked the front left tyre of the vehicle for about one to two minutes by pressing it.

Tyres can be one of the reasons for the accident, said Ketkar, adding that he does not have expertise on rubber and tyre. Shivde asked him if the police got the car to police station by towing or driving it.

Ketkar said he had not asked the police about it. The court has posted the next date of cross examination on December 24.

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