Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Witness bribed to change statement?

While Salman has already reached the sessions court for the retrial of the 2002 hit-and-run case, there’s more you need to know

A hearing for Salman Khan’s 2002 hit-and-run case is scheduled for today and the actor has already reached the court. Only a few days ago, a prime witness in the case, Muslim Niyamat Sheikh had alleged that his former lawyer Mukesh Pandey had offered him Rs 5 lakh to change his testimony in court. Sheikh was one of the four people who got injured when Salman’s Toyota Land Cruiser rammed into the American Bakery at Bandra Hill Road. In his complaint, Sheikh claims that he received two phone calls to change his statement for Rs 5 lakh and when the number was traced it was found to be registered under his lawyer’s name. The report regarding Sheikh’s complaint will be submitted today, by the Bandra police.

While Muslim Niyamat Sheikh stands true to his allegation, his former lawyer Mukesh Pandey denies making any bribe calls. He was quoted by a popular tabloid, “Muslim is lying. There was no call made from my phone to his number on the day he is claiming an unknown person called. In fact, he was the one to call me every now then, asking, ‘Sir, main phans toh nahi jaunga naa case mein’. I remember one day I had 13 missed calls from him. I have been his lawyer for 10 years. How can he make such claims? I have recorded my statement with the police, along with some documents.”

Well, the Bandra police will support their report today. So let’s wait and watch what happens further in Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case. We will keep you posted about if the witness was actually bribed or not…