Mumbai : Senior advocate Abha Singh on Friday said that Kamaal Khan, a close friend of Salman Khan, who was one of the occupants of the car involved in the 2002 hit-and-run-case, would be brought to India if required.
“If we feel Kamaal Khan is needed for justice then we will file a petition to bring him back to India,” Abha Singh, who is a petitioner in the case, told ANI. Kamaal Khan was not examined as a prosecution witness, though his statement has been recorded by the Bandra Police. Kamaal allegedly ran away from the spot along with Salman minutes after the incident, a claim the actor later denied in court.
The Bombay High Court will hear Salman’s appeal against his conviction in the 2002 hit-and-run case and his plea for bail later in the day. Advocate Amit Desai will appear for Salman’s bail application in the court. Salman himself, however, is not expected to appear. Meanwhile, security has been tightened outside the actor’s Galaxy Apartments residence in the Bandra area of Mumbai.
On Wednesday, a Mumbai Sessions Court found Salman guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced him to five years imprisonment in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case, where he ran over a homeless person and injured four others. However, the Bombay High Court granted him a two-day interim bail for the same.