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Salman hit and run case: Prosecutor demands re-examination RTO officer

Salman hit and run case: Prosecutor demands re-examination RTO officer

India Blooms News Service | | 08 Jan 2015, 06:41 pm
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IBNS): In a development to Bollywood actor Salman Khan's hit and run case, the prosecutor has asked for a re-examination of the RTO officer, reports said.
The prosecutor argued that certain replies of the RTO during cross examination were not clear.
 
The Supreme Court stated that the clarification of such can be done during re-examination.
 
Meanwhile, the defence reportedly argued that the witness is not qualified as he was given one-day long training session on Indica and not imported cars.
 
Earlier, Khan was found to have high alcohol content in his blood after he was made to undergo a test following the accident.
 
This was brought to light by a chemical analysis expert who had testified in a Mumbai Sessions Court. 
 
The expert reportedly claimed that the alcohol content was found to be higher than normal in Khan's blood sample.
 
The alcohol content in Khan's blood was 62mg, which is more than double the permissible limit of 30mg, reports said.
 
On Dec 5, 2013, the sessions court in Mumbai ordered fresh trial in the case.
 
Hearing Khan's plea in the case, the court had ordered all evidences and witnesses be re-examined.
 
The court on July 24, 2013 framed new charges against Khan in case.
 
According to reports, Khan was to be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
 
Khan had pleaded not guilty to the charges. However, if proven guilty, the actor might had to spend 10 years in prison.
 
Khan was earlier facing the trial for rash and negligent driving, which awards the convict with a maximum sentence of two years.
 
However, the court handling his case, in January 2013, accepted that the police provided evidence that merits trying the actor for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which awards the convict a punishment upto ten years in prison.
 
The case was then transferred to the sessions court as the magistrates' court did not have the jurisdiction to hear the same.
 
In February 2013, Khan challenged the order and filed a revision petition, pleading that the stringent charges against him be dropped.
 
In 2002, the actor driving a SUV had run into a bakery in suburban Bandra, and the accident took the life of one pavement dweller while injuring four persons sleeping on the pavement outside.