Twist in Hit & Run Case, Petition Filed in HC

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Mumbai: A new petition filed before the Bombay High Court on Thursday has sought an investigation into the death of constable Ravindra Patil, the prime witness in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case.

The petition filed by Pune-based activist Hemant Patil alleges that Patil’s death was “suspicious”. Patil was found on the streets of Mumbai suffering from tuberculosis and had died in a municipal hospital in Sewri on October 4, 2007.
The petition filed by Pune-based activist Hemant Patil alleges that Patil’s death was “suspicious”. Patil was found on the streets of Mumbai suffering from tuberculosis and had died in a municipal hospital in Sewri on October 4, 2007.
Patil was provided as a police guard to Salman Khan and was present in the car when the actor drove it over pavement dwellers in Bandra on September 28, 2002, killing one person and injuring four others. Patil was the prime eye witness in the case and had testified against Salman Khan. The petition has claimed that there was pressure on Patil to turn hostile in the case and he had even gone absconding.

Salman was convicted earlier this year on the charge of culpable homicide and drunken driving and sentenced to five years in prison. The HC had suspended the sentence and released the actor on bail pending the hearing of his appeal.

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