After raising several eyebrows over the mysterious disappearance of the 2002 hit-and-run case involving actor salman Khan, the trial has taken several twists and turns and the retrial into homicide also has been initiated against the actor recently.
Reports last month said the papers in the case were missing but today the police said they were able to trace them. Mumbai police said the missing papers have been located in Bandra Police station. ”We have initiated an inquiry as to how the papers went missing. Action will be taken against policemen because of whom the documents had gone missing for a few days,” said Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria in a statement.
It could have been misplaced while shifting the documents from the record room during the renovation of the police station, say police. The documents are key to the case, as they contain both the case diary and statements of witnesses.
On September 28, 2002, the Salman Khan’s car had run over a group of people sleeping on the pavement at a Bandra bakery, killing one and injuring four. Salman Khan is facing charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder which attracts a 10-year jail term.
So far, 11 witnesses have been examined, but one of them turned hostile recently. Last December, a Mumbai court ordered a retrial in the case which is now underway in the sessions court.