Hit-and-Run Case: Salman Khan acquitted; Twitter flooded with Jokes

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Mumbai, Dec 10: The Bombay High Court on Thursday, Dec 10 acquitted Salman Khan in hit-and-run case. It was a very emotional moment for the Bollywood superstar who broke down inside the court premises after hearing the final verdict.

The high court dropped all charges against the actor who earlier was found guilty by a sessions court. Salman Khan was sentenced to five-year imprisonment. He, however, moved the high court.

Salman Khan

While acquitting the 49-year-old actor in a jampacked courtroom, Justice A R Joshi said, "The appeal is allowed. The trial court's verdict is quashed and set aside. Salman is acquitted of all charges."

The actor, who wore a blue-white check shirt, arrived in the Justice Joshi, who started dictating the verdict on Monday, said the prosecution failed to establish its case against the appellant accused (Salman) on all charges.

On Sept 28, 2002, Salman's car had rammed into a bakery shop in suburban Bandra. One person was killed and four others were injured in the mishap.

After Salman's acquittal in the infamous hit-and-run case, micro-blogging site Twitter was flooded with jokes on the Bollywood actor.

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