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 Andrew�۪s 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. Salman�۪s bodyguard told the people he was a policeman, which calmed down the crowd.”