Mumbai: “I was driving the car,” comes the stirring confession from the driver of Salman Khan’s driver on Monday. The confession was made by Ashok Singh, Salman’s driver before a Mumbai Session’s Court on Monday.“The witness [Ashok Singh] present in the court said that during the incident he was driving the car. And later the witness was cross examined,” Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat told the media.”The court has asked to give the final argument on [April] 1st,” he added.
The Bollywood actor, who deposed before the court in Mumbai earlier this week, denied that he was drunk on the intervening night of September 27-28 in 2002, and that he was driving the car at the time of the accident.Khan is accused of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the hit-and-run case, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.
He has been booked under Section 304 A of the Indian Penal Code (rash and negligent driving), 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing minor injuries), 338 (causing major injuries) and 427 (negligence) in regard to the 2002 case.