Despite of the fact that Salman Khan was an accused in a hit and run case in the year 2002, he is a super star of the country and Ravindra Patil who was an Indian constable, who stood against wrong, who raised his voice against a big star, who did not surrender on power and money has been forgotten like an evil soul. Ravindra Patil was made Salman Khan’s bodyguard on 22 August 2002. In January and February 2002, Salman filed a police complain about threatening calls from the underworld. The police appointed then a newly joined constable Ravindra Patil as Salman’s unarmed bodyguard. On September 28, 2002, Salman Khan rammed his Toyota Land Cruiser onto the steps of A1 Bakery at the turning near Mehboob Studios in Bandra. Patil was a passenger in the car. Patil confirmed in his statement that Salman was drunk when the accident took place. The vehicle ran over five people sleeping on the pavement, killing 38-year-old Noor Ullah Khan and injured other four. Ravindra patil was very much disturbed from the incident as he was sitting in the car when the accident took place.
After the accident Salman ran away from the spot while Ravindra decided to take responsive steps and full fill his duty to approached Bandra police station and filed an FIR against Salman Khan. He also informed that Salman was under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place.
Ravindra statement was very crucial in entire incident as another witness, singer Kamal Khan who was also present in the car left the country after the incident. Soon after that Salman’s fate and career was totally in the hand of this young constable.
Subsequently, he came under enormous pressure to take back the statement. However, he bravely sticks to his statement in the magistrate court in January 2006. “He was being constantly threatened. He was offered a lot of money as well,” said one of his friends. “Regular threat calls eventually got to him. He started crumbling mentally.”
Ironically, Patil was arrested in 2006 for failing to appear to the court as a witness, Ravindra was reportedly tortured at the jail and in November that year he was fired from the police force.
In March 2006, he was found hiding in a hotel at Mahabaleshwar. “I asked him about his unusual behaviour,” said Youhan Makasare, a prosecutor who was on the case until 2011. “He said he was being threatened and it stressed him out. I told him to alert his seniors.”
After less than a year, in August 2007, Patil was found on the streets near Sewri and admitted to hospital where he died in October 2007. He had been suffering from tuberculosis for two years, and his family had abandoned him. Two days before his death, Patil told his friend that he was unhappy by the treatment he has received. “I stood by my statement till the end, but my department did not stand by me. I want my job back, I want to survive. I want to meet the police commissioner once.”
On December 10th, superstar Salman Khan walked free in the infamous hit-and-run case, in which he was the prime accused. The Mumbai High Court decreed that the prosecution had not made a strong enough case against him. Curiously, the testimony of Ravindra Patil — Khan’s bodyguard, an eye witness who was in the car with him that fateful night — was deemed legally “inadmissible”.
All these things forced us to realize, at least once that the plot of this story has been accurately written and successfully executed. An eye witness has been arrested and kept behind the bars within the boundary of laws and tortured and forced to take back his complained and sacked from his job and finally died at the age of 30. On the contrary no one has been arrested for hit and run case.

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