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Salman had not drunk alcohol, lawyer tells High Court

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Mumbai : Seeking to pick holes in the prosecution’s arguments in the 2002 hit-and-run case, actor Salman Khan’s lawyer on Monday told the Bombay High Court that the evidence did not suggest that the actor had consumed alcohol.

“It would be wrong to accept that Salman had consumed high content of Bacardi white rum as alleged by the prosecution,” senior counsel Amit Desai said while arguing an the appeal filed by the actor against his conviction.

“All that has emerged in the evidence is that Salman was having a glass of white colour liquid,” said Desai, adding that the glass contained only water and not alcohol.

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The lawyer read out the evidence of Malay Semerendra Bag, the waiter at the Rain Bar and Restaurant where Salman allegedly had drinks. This witness is not specific whether it is Salman who gave the order or anyone else, said Desai.

The lawyer pointed out that the witness said he had kept ‘Bacardi and Cosmopolitan cocktail’ on the table. “But there is no mention of how much. Whether it is one bottle or two bottles…pegs by pegs, how many times,” he said.

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Published on: Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 01:47 AM IST
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