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A chemical analysis expert told a sessions court in Mumbai on Wednesday that the alcohol content in actor Salman Khan's blood collected for test in the 2002 hit-and-run case was higher than the permissible limit when the accident occurred.

"I also conducted the Morpholin test which showed positive results. 62 MG of Ethylalcohol was found in Salman's blood," IBNLive quoted the expert as saying. The permissible limit is 30mg.  

On the night of 28 September 2002, Khan allegedly rammed his Land Rover into a footpath killing one and injuring four others.

The accident took place opposite a bakery and near a laundry shop on Hill Road in suburban Bandra in Mumbai, NDTV reported.

The manager of the American Express laundry shop and an insurance agent had appeared before the court on 24 November to testify against Khan.

In an earlier hearing, another witness - a JW Mariott parking assistant - told the court that Khan was driving on the night of accident and had actually seen Khan in the driver's seat.

Salman is facing trial for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which if proved will lead to a 10-year jail term for the actor, IBNLive said.