New Delhi, May 8: In a major reprieve for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court today suspended the five-year sentence awarded to him in the 2002 hit-and-run case, admitted his appeal against conviction and granted him bail.
Justice Abhay Thipsay directed Khan to surrender before the trial court forthwith and execute a fresh bail bond of Rs 30,000. The interim bail granted to the actor hours after his conviction and sentencing on Wednesday was to expire today.
Its a hard life for a common man in India. #SalmanBailOrJail— Indrani Bagchi (@horror06) May 8, 2015
India is democratic country but constitutionally acrobatic #SalmanBailOrJail— വിജയദേവി ചെരുവിൽ (@CheruvillilV) May 8, 2015
If Bhai was really a good guy, he should have owned up to his mistake of drunken driving and accepted the verdict #SalmanBailOrJail— Naman Shah (@Str8_tlk) May 8, 2015
Criminal gets bail again. No faith in humanity and justice. #SalmanBailOrJail— Vishal Manve (@VishalManve12) May 8, 2015
As #SalmanKhan's sentence is suspended by Bombay HC, it's clear the country is run by 5-star lawyers. At the highest level— Minhaz Merchant (@minhazmerchant) May 8, 2015
Salman Khan actor must spend time in jail not so much for the Hit but for the Run— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) May 8, 2015
Justice was sleeping on the pavement. Got ran over.— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) May 8, 2015