Cops deny they delayed trial
- India’s surgical strikes along LoC show intent to act strongly against terrorists
- US NSA Susan Rice calls up Ajit Doval, says 'expect Pakistan to take action against terror'
- PM Modi holds Cabinet Committee on Security meeting; Rajnath, Jaitley, Doval present
- Narendra Modi's review meet on MFN status to Pak postponed to next week
- Day after sharing terror information with Pakistan, NIA revises details
Bandra Police Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court denying allegations of deliberately delaying the trial for four years in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan. Social activist Santosh Daundkar had filed a complaint alleging that the police were delaying the trial in order to favour the actor.
Daundkar alleged that the police were intentionally bringing wrong witnesses, as a result of which the proceedings were hampered.
The case has been adjourned till March 5. In a brief reply filed before the court on Wednesday, the Bandra police has stated, "We did not cause any delay."
The trial began in 2006, and till January 25, 2011, 17 witnesses had been examined. These included doctors, injured, eyewitnesses and a vehicle inspector.
The case dates back to September 28, 2002, when Khan had allegedly driven his Land Cruiser into the American Express Bakery on Hill Road, killing one and injuring four persons sleeping on the pavement outside the shop.
- The emergence of Akhilesh Yadav as a popular leader is an indicator of the same-old in the SP
- Poverty caused by expenditure on health has doubled in India in the past 15 years
- India’s aggressive response to Nawaz Sharif’s lies at the UN was a clear indicator of the things to come
- Let’s not allow debate about what it means to be Indian to be held hostage to jingoists and bigots
- People, policymakers can be led by subtly influencing their choice architecture
- Edit - Defining moment