Mumbai, May 7: Three hours were enough for senior lawyer Harish Salve to manage an interim bail for Salman Khan. This was one rare of the rarest cases when someone got bail from high court within hours after being sentenced by a session court.
However, miracle happens when it's about Salman Khan and the most expensive lawyer of the country is arguing for the superstar. The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Salman who was found guilty by a Sessions Court in Mumbai in connection with 2002 hit-and-run case.
How did Salman manage to get bail so fast?
According to experts, the Khans and their lawyers might have anticipated that Salman might be convicted in the case, hence, they might have gone to court with full preparations with a course of actions.
As soon as the Sessions Court pronounced judgment, the Khans hired one of the best lawyers of the country -- Harish Salve. Unlike other cases, the lawyer filed petition in the high court based on the operative parts of the order that had been released to his client.
However, in general cases, most convicts filed appeals in higher court only after preparing their grounds for appeal after receiving a copy of the conviction order.
Defending Salman in the high court, Salve said, "We have not received the copy of the order. We have attached the operative part."
Salve also said the grounds in the appeal were speculative grounds since they do not have the order, and therefore sought interim relief till Friday.
The lawyer also cited medical reasons for seeking bail for the actor, while arguing that no one can be arrested on the basis of a summarised court order.
Meanwhile, special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam has been quoted as saying, "Normally we do not find the convict approaching the HC and asking for bail on the very same day. This shows that Salman had contemplated his next course of action if the verdict were to go against him."
Salman, who was supposed to go to Arthur Road jail, returned to his Galaxy Apartment in Bandra, Mumbai on Wednesday. The high court will hear his bail plea once again on Friday, May 7.