IPS officer-turned-lawyer-turned-activist Y P Singh blames Mumbai Police for protecting Salman Khan in the 10-year-old hit-and-run case; demands a high level inquiry into the matter
Former cop-turned-lawyer Y P Singh lashed out at Mumbai Police for Shielding Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run episode.More than a decade ago, on September 28, 2002, Salman Khan’s Toyota Land Cruiser had rammed into a bakery in Bandra, killing one and injuring four others who were sleeping on the pavement.
Khan was then booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Mumbai Police had also filed an application before the Bandra Magistrate’s Court, maintaining that the actor be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
But now close on the heels of Nooriya Haveliwala case where the guilty was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment for killing two people while driving drunk, activist Y P Singh has urged the police to reopen and revise the infamous Salman’s case. Singh alleges that the application is pending and the trial for the same case is still going on despite 90 hearings. “ Salman was absent 82 times, when summoned by the court and even the public prosecutor started ignoring the case,” said Singh in a press conference.
Singh has also demanded a high level inquiry into the matter. “The commissioner of police needs to set up a high level inquiry into the matter, to show how simple summons were not be served from time to time for years together and witnesses not produced in court,” he said.
Further accusing the Mumbai police of being hand-in-glove with the Dabangg actor, Singh added, “In the beginning, the trial court had ordered summons to 34 witnesses, but the police did not serve summons to 24 people. Police had informed the court that some could not be traced while others did not accept the summons. Only one witness appeared before the court. Police had deliberately not taken the job of issuing summons seriously,” he said