How singer Abhijeet's 'publicity stunt' went wrong during Salman Khan verdict

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Mumbai, May 7: Salman Khan, who was found guilty in 2002 hit-and-run case, managed to get interim bail and the actor saved himself from going to jail. However, singer Abhijeet, whose one tweet created controversy, landed in trouble.

After his shocking comment on the micro-blogging site Twitter, Abhijeet on Wednesday, May 6 apologised for the same. He, however, defended the poor people and asked, "why footpath dwellers are forced to live like dogs?"

[Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in jail: Shocking tweets by celebrities create new controversy]

Salman Khan and singer Abhijeet

Despite his apology and statements supporting the poor, Abhijeet could not save himself from facing legal action.

A Jaipur-based activist Suraj Soni submitted the written complaint to Jhotwara police station seeking FIR against the singer for his comments.

[Salman verdict: Complaint against singer Abhijeet for controversial remarks]

While defending Salman Khan, the singer on Wednesday wrote on Twitter that those who were sleeping on the footpath were actually to be blamed for the tragedy.

The man was also seen arguing with news channels over the point whether Mumbai indeed has proper footpaths. After facing lots of criticism from across the country, Abhijeet now finally apologised.

[Defending Salman Khan: Nobody sleeps on the footpath by choice, Mr Abhijeet]

Meanwhile, many critics claimed that it was nothing but a publicity stunt by the Bollywood actor who was trying to be in the spotlight during the verdict on Salman Khan.

Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail. He was scheduled to go to Arthur Road jail in Mumbai on Wednesday. However, Bombay High Court granted him 2-day interim bail. Now, his fate will be decided on Friday, May 8.

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