Court to record Salman Khan's statement

Published on March 27, 2015 11:55:55 AM
Actor Salman Khan is on his way to a court in Mumbai on this morning to record his statement in a 13-year-old hit-and-run case. Salman has been ordered to personally appear before Additional Sessions Judge D W Deshpande to record his statement under Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on the evidence and sequence of events in the case.

The development follows the closure of submission of evidence against the actor by prosecutor Pradeep Gharat and is the crucial stage in the ongoing day-to-day re-trial before the final arguments begin.

Judge Deshpande on Wednesday rejected a plea by Salman's lawyer Shrikant Shivade for adjournment for three weeks as the actor was also required to appear before a court in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in a case of possessing arms and poaching a blackbuck.