The Salman Khan hit-and-run case is easily one of the most controversial cases in recent times. The #SalmanVerdict came with its set of reactions from all quarters and Salman’s eventual bail proved to be a relief for bhai fans all over. And now, in another twist of events, it’s been reported that Salman’s case files were burnt in the Mantralaya fire that happened in June 2012. So apparently The Maharashtra government’s home and law & judiciary departments don’t have any records pertaining to the accident that happened 2002.
In a report by Mid-day, activist Mansoor Darvesh has been quoted as saying:
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. 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.
In response to the RTI, the government has responded saying that the documents cannot be made available as all files related to the case were lost in the 2012 fire.