Salman accident files burnt in Mantralaya blaze

According to an IANS report, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, an activist said that the Maharashtra government’s Home and Law & Judiciary departments do not have any records pertaining to the Salman Khan accident case of September 28, 2002. A Right To Information query by Mansoor Darvesh has revealed that the files were burnt in the June 21, 2012 devastating fire that engulfed Mantralaya, the state government headquarters in South Mumbai. Quoting the activist, the report stated that the activist 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 and he had even asked for the total expenses incurred by the state on the case, from the start in 2002 till the judgement by the Mumbai sessions court on May 6 this year. The report further stated that on the activist’s query, the government responded with partial information stating that the documents related to the case were lost in the 2012 fire and “therefore, cannot be made available.”

After being convicted, Salman is currently out on bail and is in Dubai to perform for a Bollywood Awards Event.

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