A trial court on Wednesday adjourned till July 25 the hearing in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case after prosecution said the original statements of two witnesses needed to be searched. The prosecution had the true copies of the statements.
The court fixed the final dates of recording witness statements as July 25, 30 and 31.
Two witnesses — Kalpesh Verma and Amin Sheikh — were present in the court. When the Public Prosecutor asked for the original copies of the statements, the current Investigating Officer called up the previous Investigating Officer who probed the case. Accordingly, Kishin Shenghal deposed in the court and said the original documents were generally sent back to the police station or the Public Prosecutor’s office after the trial in the lower court was over.
The court then directed the police to search for the statements before the next date.
Ten witnesses have deposed in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Salman Khan.
One of them had turned hostile on Tuesday and backtracked on his statement that he had seen the actor at the accident spot.