New Delhi, March 31 – In a fresh twist to the 2002 hit-and-run case, actor Salman Khan’s driver Ashok Singh told a Mumbai court that he was driving the SUV that ran over people sleeping on a pavement, killing one and injuring four others.
On Friday, Salman recorded his statement before the court for the first time and claimed he was not driving the car. “Salman Khan has told the court that his driver Ashok Singh was driving the car and he had not consumed alcohol,” the actor’s lawyer had told reporters outside the court.
The actor told the court that he sat next to Singh in the SUV which he claimed had two more people. Salman denied that he was drunk and that he drove his Toyota Land Cruiser at a high speed in the early hours of September 28, 2002.
“My left door was jammed and I could not open it. So I had to get out from the driver’s side,” he said. Salman Khan is being tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. If found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in jail.