The hearing for the 2002 hit and run case, where Salman Khan was accused of culpable homicide and rash driving, was held yesterday. During the hearing, one of Salman Khan's childhood friends and also the brother of actor Chunky Pandey, Chikky testified for his friend and claimed that the actor hadn't consumed liquor during the incident.
Apparently, Chikky mentioned that he visited Salman Khan's house six hours after the accident, at around 9.30 am when he learned about it from the guards at his building. When he met Salman Khan, knowing the bond that they share, he hugged to pacify the nervous actor and also told the court that the superstar did not smell of alcohol during that time. Further adding that the Land Cruiser did not belong to Salman Khan, Chikky explained that the car belonged to Abdul Rehman Husain. Salman had helped him to clear the import duties of the vehicle which was imported from Dubai and he was to use the car until Abdul cleared his debts. For elaborating on the process of import duties, Custom clearance agent Salim Patel was called to testify in the hearing.
However, the person missing from the hearing was Salman Khan. The reason was said to be that the actor was busy with the wedding preparations of his sister. While his rakhi sister Shwetha Rohira tied the knot with long time beau and actor Pulkit Samrat recently, his other sister Arpita Khan will marry her boyfriend Aayush on November 18. The next hearing date will be on November 24 and 25 for which Salman Khan has been summoned by the court and the other witnesses will be examined in front of him.