Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s lawyer Shrikant Shivade is using all tricks in the trade to defend his client (Salman Khan) in the notorious 2002 hit and run case.
After his design to prove driver Ashok Singh, as the culprit driving the car turned out to be a 'stooge and dummy witness', Shrikant Shivade has now came up with a new twist to the hit and run tale.
In his latest claim Shrikant Shivade has indirectly blamed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials for the death of a person in the hit and run case and not Salman Khan!
Trying to mislead the judge Shrikant Shivade stated that the person who died by the car that rammed into a bakery shop in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002 has not been killed due to Salman Khan’s car running over him but has actually died due to the inefficiency of BMC officials who lifted the car by crane.
He said, “There are incriminating circumstances to suggest that the car dropped on the person who was under it when it was being lifted with the help of a crane that was brought in by police after the accident."
Making his point clear Shrikant Shivade argued, "According to the autopsy report the head, chest, lungs, thorax, larynx, trachea and bronchia of Sharif (the victim killed) were crushed completely thus proving he was crushed to death due to the impact of the car (which weighed 3000kg), falling on him while being lifted by a crane by the BMC officials! Hence it is the fault of BMC officials and not Salman Khan. ”
It may be noted that on September 28, 2002, Salman's vehicle had rammed into the American Express Bakery in Bandra West, Nurulah Mahboob Sharif, died on spot. While Munna Malai Khan, Kalim M. Pathan, Abdullah Rauf Sheikh and Muslim Shaikh sustained injuries.