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Updated: May 22, 2010 15:49 IST

Salman Khan was drunk during hit-and-run mishap, court told

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Actor Salman Khan. Photo : Rajeev Bhatt
Actor Salman Khan. Photo : Rajeev Bhatt

Salman Khan was under the influence of liquor when he allegedly rammed his car into a bakery in Bandra in 2002, a chemical analyst who tested the actor’s blood sample after the accident has told a trial court.

Mr. Khan was taken into custody after he allegedly rammed his Land Cruiser into the Bakery in the wee hours on September 28, 2002, killing one person and injuring four others who were sleeping on the footpath outside the shop.

The test report said 62 mg of alcohol was found from the blood sample of the actor which was in excess of the permissible limit.

D. K. Bhalshankar, the chemical analyst, on Friday stuck to his statement given to the police after the incident that the actor was drunk at the time of the mishap.

In his deposition, Mr. Bhalshankar described how he had conducted the test at Kalina Forensic Laboratory. He would be cross examined on July 15 by the actor’s lawyer Dipesh Mehta.

Mr. Khan, 44, had surrendered to police eight hours after the mishap at 2.45 a.m. His blood sample was obtained at 2 p.m.

The trial court had framed charges against the actor which included culpable homicide not amounting to murder but this charge was dropped later. However, the actor was tried for other charges including rash and negligent driving for which maximum punishment is two years.

Noorulla Mahboob Sharif had died in the mishap while Abdul Rauf Shaikh, Kalim Mohammed Pathan and Munna Malai Khan were injured.

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