A newspaper in India has published singer Kamaal Khan’s statement that he gave to Mumbai place in the 2002 hit-and-run case, which convicted Salman Khan to five-years in prison this week.
In the statement reported in Hindustan Times, Kamaal said that Salman was behind the wheel on the fateful night. Kamaal, who was a key witness in the case has never been asked to depose before the court.
Extracts from the statement as published in Hindustan Times:
“Kamaal Khan Mohammed Abdul Khan, age: 33, profession: singer, address: 902, Parshuram Puriya Tower, Yamuna Nagar, Oshiwara, Andheri (West), Mumbai 52.
I stay at this address since June 2002. I have purchased the flat from the previous owner. I reside in the United Kingdom, where my mother and brother live. I am a British citizen while my parents are Indians. I work as a singer and I come to India for recording songs in Hindi films. I have a visa up to 2003. My passport is British.
Salman was driving and we started to head to his house. We were heading from St Andrew۪s Road to Hill Road. While taking a right turn, Salman lost control of the car and it went on the steps of a building and crashed into a shutter. I heard shouts and people gathered around the car. The crowd was shouting Salman come out. Some were trying to help the injured. When we got down, people pushed us. Salman۪s bodyguard told the people he was a policeman, which calmed down the crowd.”