The latest argument in actor Salman Khan’s ongoing hit and run case has been that the doctor, who collected the actor’s blood sample for examination, violated the medical code.
Salman Khan’s lawyer Shrikant Shivde told the Mumbai court that preservatives were not added to the blood sample collected for examination.
Stated the lawyer in the absence of preservatives, the blood sample must have undergone fermentation and a fermented sample shows higher levels of alcohol.
“The doctor took 3 cc blood in each of the two vials, without any Sodium Fluoride. The vials contained Potassium Obsolete which is merely an anti-coagulant,” argued Salman’s lawyer in the court.
During cross-examination in the court, the witness in the case stated, “If blood gets fermented then alcohol can be produced and it can have false high test result of alcohol.”
Moreover, Dr Shashikant Pawar, who was on duty at the JJ Hospital when the actor was taken for examination, had collected only 3 ml of blood sample instead of 5 ml that was prescribed in the medical code.
In order to fast track the case, the judge has suggested day to day hearing from February 12 to February 18.
If found guilty, the actor will be sentenced to 10 years in jail.
The actor has been accused of killing one person and injuring four when his Toyota Land Cruiser ran over people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in September, 2002