Mumbai,dec.3 : Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s blood had alcohol content after he was made to undergo a test in the 2002 hit-and-run case, according to a chemical analysis expert who testified in a Mumbai Sessions Court on Wednesday. The expert claimed in the court that the alcohol content found in Salman Khan’s blood was higher than normal. “I also conducted the Morpholin test which showed positive results. 62 MG of Ethylalcohol was found in Salman’s blood,” said the expert.
Earlier in the 2002 hit-and-run case, a witness identified the actor during the previous hearing and had told the court that he saw Salman taking the driver’s seat. The witness, a JW Mariott parking assistant, had said that the actor got behind the wheel of the landcruiser at the hotel. He had also stated that Salman tipped him Rs 500 adding that he was accompanied by 3 friends.
The hit and run incident dates back to 2002 in which one person had died while four others had been injured. Salman was charged with an additional charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder that is liable for a 10-year sentence.
There have been several twists and turns in the 12-year hit and run case in the past too. In August, 2014, the Mumbai Police had told the court that the case diary has gone missing in addition to 55 of the 63 case related documents which were already missing.
The court has asked the prosecution to file a report on the next plan of action. The court has also directed the former investigating officer, Kisan Shengal, to be present at the next hearing scheduled on September 12.