5-year jail sentence suspended, now what's next for Salman Khan: Explained

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Mumbai, May 8: In a big relief for Salman Khan and his family members, the Bombay High Court on Friday, May 8 suspended his 5-year jail sentence.

The Bombay High Court's judgment has come as a gift to all fans of Salman Khan as the actor now will not be taken to jail. The Bollywood superstar will be a free bird for some time.

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What does suspension of sentence mean?

  • The Bombay High Court accepted Salman Khan's appeal.
  • The judge was not convinced that there were grounds to depart from the norm in which bail is generally granted in sentences of less than seven years.
  • He also said the rights of the accused had to be protected.
  • The High Court also directed the sessions court for an expedited hearing.
  • The High Court will decide a date for final hearing on the appeal of suspension. The final hearing will be in July 2015.
  • The High Court will hear fresh argument of the prosecution and defence and will decide whether to cancel the sessions court's order or not.

Now, what's next for Salman Khan?

  • Salman Khan has already left from his Galaxi apartment in Bandra (W)
  • He will appear before the Sessions Court where he will surrender himself
  • A fresh bond of Rs 30,000 will be executed by the actor
  • He will also surrender his passport in the court as he is not allowed to go abroad
  • If Salman wants to travel to foreign country, then he needs to take special permission
  • Salman Khan is a free man till the final verdict comes from the Bombay High Court

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