Not many would know but just like how Salman Khan was trapped for the longest time in his 2002 hit and run case before getting acquitted in December 2015, Salman’s ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ actress Bhagyashree too has been accused of a similar hit and run back in November 2016. Yes, the actress has been booked on a complaint by Santacruz resident Mohammed Nausif Shaikh (30) who claims how around 3 pm on November 2, 2016, a speeding white Skoda jumped the red light and rammed into Shaikh, knocking him down and injuring his left leg. It was Bhagyashree’s car…

Bhagyashree’s husband Himalaya Dasani and his associate Raj Kishan visited Shaikh in the hospital. “Dasani told me that his wife was driving the car,” stated Shaikh in his FIR. However, with no trace of justice to the victim, it is now being alleged that the police registered a weak case and didn’t invoke sections 134 A (duty of driver in case of accident and injury to a person) and B (give on demand by a police officer any information required by him, or, if no police officer is present, report the circumstances of the occurrence) of the Motor Vehicles Act despite the actress allegedly driving away from the spot and not helping the victim or informing the police.

In interaction with Mid-day, when asked why there had been little progress in the case, Senior inspector of Santacruz police station Shantanu Pawar claimed the police have recorded the actress’s statement in which she’s said that it was not she who was driving the car, it was her driver. When he was told that Shaikh had claimed that Dasani had admitted in the hospital that Bhagyashree was behind the wheel, he added, “The complainant didn’t tell us this.”

The police, however, has overlooked the fact that Shaikh had mentioned this in his complaint. Neither Bhagyashree nor her driver has been arrested so far. The police also claimed that they didn’t find any CCTV camera that had captured the incident, even though the accident had taken place on the busy SV Road during the day. A sub-inspector also said that investigators had failed to find any witness in the case so far.

Bhagyashree’s husband Dasani too who initially admitted his wife committed the crime, is now rubbishing Shaikh’s allegations saying, “The driver was driving. The complainant is trying to blackmail us. We have a letter from him stating that he took help from us. We have enough evidence, including call recordings, to prove that he’s trying to extort money from us. We had paid him in the hospital. Media should not encourage such kind of people. We are going to file a case of blackmailing and extortion against him soon.”

We wonder what turn is this case going to take here after. Your thoughts?