Salman Khan case files burnt in 2012 fire


A Right to Information query by Mansoor Darvesh, an activist has revealed that the files pertaining to the Salman Khan hit-and-run-case were destroyed in the fire that engulfed Mantralaya the state government headquarters in south Mumbai, on June 21, 2012, IANS reported.

“I had filed the RTI query to the two departments seeking information on the total number of counsels, lawyers, solicitors, legal advisors, public prosecutors, etc. engaged and appointed by the state government to fight the case,” said Darvesh.

He further added, “Although the case has been under trial since 2002, and the fire had occurred in June 2012, the details with the state government are available only from September 2014. That’s over two years after the fire. Isn’t it questionable?”

Khan’s vehicle rammed into a bakery in Bandra on September 28, 2002, killing one and injuring four others. On May 6 2015, the actor was convicted for ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ and other charges and sentenced to five years imprisonment. The convixtion moved to the High Court subsequently, where Khan was granted bail.