Mumbai, Nov 2 (IBNS) Armed with documents, former cop-turned-social activist YP Singh on Friday said Mumbai Police had helped actor Salman Khan in prolonging his hit-and-run case for ten years and escape law while disposing of other cases like the one of Nooriya Haveliwala quickly.
Charging the Mumbai Police of helping Salman Khan evade law, he said in a press conference: "Here litigants and defendants are in collusion."
He said the courts cannot be blamed for the delays in the case.
He said Salman Khan was not present in the court 82 times despite summons.
He said many are wondering that in Nooriya hit-and-run case trial got over in about 2 years, and in Alistair Pereira case it happened in just about 1 year, but the Salman Khan hit-and-run case is more than 10 years old yet end of the trial is nowhere in sight.
"What exactly happened? Documents reveal that the delay is on account of sustained acts of omissions and commissions done by Mumbai Police which has helped Salman Khan time and again. Thus as the case drags Salman makes hundreds of crores," he said.
On 28 Sept 2002, Salman Khan was arrested for rash and negligent driving. His car had run into a bakery in Mumbai; one person who was sleeping on the pavement outside the bakery died and three others were injured in the mishap.[
The charges of culpable homicide were laid against him, but later dropped, and he was found not guilty