MUMBAI: A day after Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was convicted by the sessions court and sentenced to five years imprisonment in 13-year-old hit-and-run case, 3 hours later the actor managed to get an interim bail. The Bombay High Court on Friday suspended the actor’s sentence and extended his bail.
The ‘Dabangg’ actor himself was not presented at court. The actor was represented by family members in High Court and monitored all the developments from his residence.
On the other hand, Bollywood celebrities stand by superstar Salman Khan. ‘Besharam’ star Ranbir Kapoor and ‘PK’ actress Anushka Sharma extended support to Salman Khan. In a media interaction, Ranbir said, “Salman Khan is good human being. I know him personally for years. He is a great person, ” adding one must look at the good work that he has done for the society.
Key points of the judgment order:
Judge claimed that Salman Khan did not wait to help the victims and for police to arrive and hid himself at home. The actor was regular on the route and well aware of the people sleeping on the pavement.
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1:39 PM: Salman Khan heads to trial court to surrender. Will have to submit Rs. 30,000 bail bond and will be released on bail again.
1:15 PM: Salman Khan gets bail, not jail. His next hearing to be on June 15
1:14 PM: Salamn Khan to head to trial court to surrender
12:34 PM: Salman Khan's sentence suspended in Bombay High Court.
12:32 PM: I can suspend sentence but Salman Khan has to surrender first, says High Court judge
12:28 PM: Why should accused suffer during the appeal, asks Judge
12:27 PM: Prosecution asks why was Salman Khan granted bail on the same day
12:26 PM: Salman got the order, but court wasn't informed: Prosecution
12:26 PM: Judgement copy was not given to Salman, says Judge
12:25 PM: Many people say let him go, that can't be done, says High Court Judge
12:20 PM: Prima facie sentence can be suspended, says High Court Judge
12:05 PM: If sentence below 7 years can be suspended, says High Court Judge
11:58 AM: Prosecution begins argument as defence concludes
11:53 AM: A fan attempts suicide outside Bombay High Court
11:45 AM: Witnesses claimed four people inside car. Where is the proof that Salman was driving: Defence
11:44 AM: Sessions Judge ignored basic principles, says defence
1:25 AM: Defence argues that 4 people were present in car & demands suspension of sentence, saying Salman Khan was not behind the wheel.
11:12 AM: Mumbai Sessions court verdict challenged in High Court.
11:05 AM: Bombay High Court to hear Salman's bail plea shortly. The actor's lawyer Amit Desai reaches court room
11:04 AM: I will first hear defence arguments and then open my cards, says lawyer Abha Singh
10:50 AM: Two petitions from Salman Khan will come up before High Court judge Justice AM Thipsay - a plea for bail and one against the lower court order. Salman Khan does not need to be present in court today.
10:40 AM: Salman Khan’s sister Alvira Khan arrives in court
10:28 AM: Public prosecutor Sandeep Shinde reaches court
10:23 AM: Baba Siddiqui reaches court ahead of Salman Khan’s bail hearing in the High Court
10:22 AM: Prosecution lawyers arrive in court.