Press Esc to close
Friday 30 September 2016
News updated at 10:24 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.4°C
Min : 21.4°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Salman hit-and-run case: Witness gets threat call to quit, court orders probe

Mumbai, May 6 , 2014 (PTI)
Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at the Sessions court for a hearing in the hit-and-run case in Mumbai on Tuesday. PTI Photo

One of the key witnesses in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan has allegedly received "threat" calls asking him to accept Rs five lakh for "staying away" from the case, police said today.

The witness, Muslim Shaikh, received two phone calls on Sunday night from an unidentified person who asked him to accept Rs five lakh and keep away from the case, a police officer told PTI.

The incident was brought to the notice of the court trying the hit-and-run case, which in turn asked cops to conduct inquiry and submit a report before it on May 19.
"The unidentified caller told the witness that 'paanch lakh le lo aur bhag jao' (take Rs five lakh and run away)," said a police officer.

However, even after Shaikh disconnected the call, he got another call in which the person repeated the offer, following which Shaikh disconnected the phone call again.

The caller rang him up again but Shaikh did not attend the phone call, the officer added.
"Preliminary inquiry suggested the unidentified caller could (be) a lawyer," police sources said while refusing to divulge details.

Earlier today, Shaikh and two other witnesses identified Salman Khan saying they had seen him getting down from the car which had met with an accident in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002.

The witnesses were among the injured who were run over by the car when they were sleeping on a footpath near American Express Bakery on that day.

The court is conducting the re-trial of this case after the charges of culpable homicide were added recently.

One person was killed and four persons injured in the incident after which police booked Salman on the charge of rash and negligent driving, besides other charges.

Recently, an additional charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder was slapped against the actor.

The charge attracts jail term of ten years.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
all-party meeting in New Delhi on Thursday following Indian army's surgical strikes along the LoC...

all-party meeting in New Delhi on Thursday following Indian army's surgical strikes along the LoC...

People celebrate after Indian army's Surgical strikes along the Line of Control...

People celebrate after Indian army's Surgical strikes along the Line of Control...

Artists practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad...

Artists practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad...

Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir at a training session at Eden Garden in Kolkata...

Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir at a training session at Eden Garden in Kolkata...

Olympic medal winner wrestler Sakshi Malik at the launch of Datsun redi-GO sport in New Delhi...

Olympic medal winner wrestler Sakshi Malik at the launch of Datsun redi-GO sport in New Delhi...

Around 150 students of CMR National Public School form a heart shape on World Heart Day...

Around 150 students of CMR National Public School form a heart shape on World Heart Day...

Baloch Leader Dilshad Mazdak Baloch during a protest against Pakistan in New Delhi...

Baloch Leader Dilshad Mazdak Baloch during a protest against Pakistan in New Delhi...

A Lord's like bell installed at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Thursday...

A Lord's like bell installed at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Thursday...

A leopord in Surat Zoo, Gujarat on Thursday....

A leopord in Surat Zoo, Gujarat on Thursday....

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and Salma Ansari arrive at Murtala Muhammed International Airport...

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and Salma Ansari arrive at Murtala Muhammed International Airport...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523