The Maharashtra government’s home and law & judiciary departments do not have any documents pertaining to Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case. According to the Ministry of Law and Justice all the files in this case have been burnt to ashes.
Actually, through RTI an activist Mansoor Darvesh asked for information regarding the case. And it got revealed that the files were burnt in fire that engulfed Mantralaya, the state government headquarters in South Mumbai on 21st June 2012. The state government saintly give the assurance that all files will be ready again.
The activist Mansoor Darvesh said, “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.”
He also asked the total amount of expenditure incurred by the State in this case, from the starting in 2002 till the date of judgement on 6th May 2015 by the Mumbai sessions court. But the Government replied with partial information mentioning that the documents related to the case was lost in the 2012 fire and “therefore, it cannot be made available.”
“Interestingly, the state officials had promised to reconstruct all the destroyed files, but till date it has not managed to do so. Salman Khan’s accident case is one such example. The government is unaware how much expenditure it has incurred during the course of the case, “added Darvesh.
At night of September 28, 2002, Salman Khan rammed his Toyota Land Cruiser onto footpath in Bandra. Meanwhile, one person sleeping on the pavement was killed and four people were injured.
On 6th May 2015, Salman was convicted for ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ and other charges and was sentenced to five years in prison by a lower court, but the High Court suspended the sentence and enlarge him on bail.