Bombay High Court suspends Salman’s sentence

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Mumbai: In a relief to actor Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted bail to the actor and suspended his five-years sentence in 2002-hit-and-run case.

Actor will first have to go to trial court to execute fresh bail bond, as his interim bail ends today.

The actor was convicted and sentenced to five years’ rigorous imprisonment on Wednesday by the session court.

He was charged for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, besides penal provisions under Motor Vehicles Act and other laws.

Delivering the verdict in the case that dragged on for over 12 years, sessions court judge DW Deshpande said “all charges” against the actor have been proved, which included the stringent charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, besides various other offences, including rash and negligent driving and driving under influence of liquor.

Salman fan allegedly attempts suicide outside High Court

Mumbai: A fan of Salman Khan today allegedly tried to commit suicide by consuming poison outside the Bombay High Court, which was hearing the actor’s bail plea in a 2002 hit-and-run case.Gourango Kundu, an aspiring script writer and a resident of Bandra east in suburban Mumbai, said in a pamphlet which he had distributed that he was hoping that Salman would help him showcase his talent but if the actor does not get bail, it would shatter his dream.

He said he wanted to become a Bollywood script writer but did not get any opportunity to showcase his talent.

After that, he started sending his scripts to Salman hoping that the 49-year-old actor would give him a break in the industry, it said.

He was distraught because if Salman does not get bail, his dreams would remain unfulfilled and hence he allegedly consumed poison in the presence of police personnel.The man was unconscious and has been taken to hospital, police said.

The Bombay High Court is hearing Salman Khan’s bail plea and has also admitted his appeal against conviction by sessions court in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

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9 years ago

what a joke by the jury one day sentence to 5 yrs in prison after two days suspends the sentence good profit for media trp ratings goes high the next judgemrnt will be after salman completes 60 years then the same scene bail will be for senior citizen and being human

Narendra Karkera
9 years ago

Justice in India is only to rich, under worlds and politicians. Average citizens are just slaves.