Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been issued summons by a magistrate court in Mumbai, after a social worker, based in Mumbai, filed an application in court stating that false evidence had been submitted in the 2002 hit-and-run case, in favor of the actor. Due to the submission of false evidence, the case has got delayed by almost four to five years.
Salman Khan will have to appear before the court on December 27, at 11 am, “to show cause” why the social worker’s application should not be granted. .
Social worker Santosh Daundkar filed the application through lawyer Abha Singh. The application reads, “During the intervening period, the accused Salman Khan assimilated an enormous pecuniary benefit where he conducted his roaring business in films.”
The application also states, “The police could never be so naive so as to not know as to who were the actual doctors who had examined the injured persons in the matter.”
The lawyer Abha Singh said: “The punishment for giving false evidence can be up to seven years.” `He added, “When Indian masses are crazy for film stars they have to be responsible towards them and be good role models. Our main petition is that nobody is above the law.”
If granted, it could mean more trouble for the actor.