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.
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.
#SalmanVerdict don't blame salman otherwise he will drive you over.— vinay rawat (@vinayrawat5968) December 10, 2015
HighCourt got it all wrong dude! InFact it was Nurullah and gang who deliberately jumped in front of Salman's oncoming SUV #SalmanVerdict— Akshay Katyan (@katyan_akshay) December 10, 2015
Google is working on a Driverless car. Salman khan already invented one in 2002. #SalmanVerdict— Kapil (@kapsology) December 10, 2015
Google loses the driverless car patent to Bhai. #SalmanVerdict— Rimjhim Ray (@GlobeSlother) December 10, 2015
Judge : And the final verdict is "The car was drunk" hahaha #SalmanVerdict— Richa Khurana (@richa_khurana) December 10, 2015
Twitter celebs be like: Afternoon~ Shame on Indian judiciary for #SalmanVerdict Night~ *dances to tere bina kick mujhe milti nahi on DJ*— Ruchi Kokcha (@ruchikokcha) December 10, 2015
No one killed Nurullah. No one injured the 4 others. No one was sleeping at the roadside. No one was driving the car. #SalmanVerdict— Dipankar. (@deep_anchor) December 10, 2015
#SalmanVerdict..how stupid..the court was not asked to find out who killed sharif but whether Salman was responsible or not..— whimsy (@Neera_26) December 10, 2015