The defence lawyer for actor Salman Khan on Tuesday filed an application for closure of evidence in the 2002 hit-and-run-case involving Khan. The defence produced only one witness, which was Khan’s driver Ashok Singh.
In the wee hours of September 28, 2002, Salman’s white Toyota Land Cruiser rammed into a shop in suburban Bandra, near his sea-front residence in Galaxy Apartment. Singh, on Monday, said he, and not the actor, was driving the SUV on the night of the accident, which killed one person and left four others injured.
The final arguments in the case will start on Wednesday. Special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat asked for time till next Monday to start final arguments to arrange documents pertaining to the case in chronological order. Judge D W Deshpande, however, refused to grant time.
Singh had also said a tyre burst caused the accident “I was driving and we were on Hill Road, when the front left tyre burst. Our vehicle dragged towards the left. I tried turning the steering but it had become hard. I tried applying the brakes but the vehicle had climbed the stairs of the laundry and come to a stop,” Singh had said.
The Salman Khan, meanwhile, was asked 419 questions last Friday and had stated that “there is a false case against, me,” also stating that he did not drink that night.