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Salman Khan Chinkara poaching case: Key witness questions acquittal

The Rajasthan High Court on Monday overturned a lower court's verdict against Khan citing lack of evidence to prove that he killed the deer with his licensed gun
Salman Khan, hit and run case

The sole eyewitness in Salman’s Khan 1998 chinkara poaching case has questioned the acquittal of the Bollywood superstar, saying he was not called to the court in order to save Salman.

Harish Dulani, driver of the jeep which was used by Khan for poaching chinkara while shooting ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in Rajasthan, was the primary witness in the case. But he went missing in 2002, weakening the prosecution’s case.

Dulani, told a local Hindi newspaper on Wednesday: “I did not disappear. I was not called (for examination by the defence) in order to save Salman. I still maintain that it was Salman who hunted (the chinkaras).”

“How could he (Salman) be acquitted? I was yet to testify. Even if I am called to the Supreme Court to testify, I would say the same thing,” he added.

The Rajasthan High Court on Monday overturned a lower court’s verdict against Khan. The court said there was no evidence to prove that he killed the deer with his licensed gun.

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