The 2002 hit-and-run case involving Salman Khan has taken another twist after key witness, singe Kamaal Khan said the actor was not driving the vehicle on the fateful night.
Talking for the first time, Kamaal exclusively told India TV News, the prosecution’s claim that he had given a statement to Mumbai Police saying Salman was driving the car was “a lie”.
Asked who was the driving the car that night, Kamaal Khan replied: “I cannot make any statement right now through the media. It will then become a trial by the media, and it has been so since the beginning in this hit-and-run case.”
On reports that Kamaal had vanished after the accident, he told the television channel, “Look, whatever I have heard about the case is through the media. First, it was reported in media that Kamaal Khan has vanished. It is impossible, because my address and telephone number in the United Kingdom have remained unchanged for last 25 years. So I don’t understand, why these people are saying Kamaal Khan has vanished.”
He added, “Firstly, it came in the media that Kamaal Khan has given statement to the police that Salman Khan was driving the car. This is a total lie. I never gave any such statement. Secondly, the prosecution did not call me, though I am here (in the UK) since 2008. Moreover, as to who was driving the car, the matter is right now sub judice, and it will not be right for me disclose now. I can this much only that I never gave the statement that Salman Khan was driving the car.”