In the latest development to the Salman Khan 2002 hit-and-run case, a doctor during a hearing at the session court on Thursday said that he smelled of alcohol but was not under the influence.
According to Times of India, Dr. Shashikant Pawar, who did the clinical examination of the actor’s blood sample, said that the actor’s pupils were slightly dilated, his speech was coherent and he was walking normally. In a cross-examination with Salman’s lawyer Shrikant Shivade, the doctor accepted that it could be because of lack of sleep.
Pawar even told Sessions Judge D W Deshpande that Salman had told him he had not taken drinks.
The cross-examination will continue on January 27.
On September 28, 2002, Salman’s car had allegedly mowed down five pavement dwellers, killing one and injuring four others outside a bakery in suburban Bandra.