Salman Khan gets bail : Mumbai high court grants him bail and suspends the sentence
Big relief for actor Salman Khan as Mumbai High Court suspends his sentencing in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which a sessions court had sentenced him to 5 years in jail.
The Bombay high court suspended on Friday actor Salman Khan’s jail term, handed by a lower court in the 2002 hit-and-run case, pending appeal. The court also asked his lawyers to execute a fresh bail bond.
The single-judge bench of justice Abhay Thipsay suspended the five-year jail term after hearing arguments from both sides.
“We can fix a date in June or July whether he is guilty or not.”
Justice Thipsay said, “We cannot take pleasure in the fact that someone is in custody. There is no law that says if there is alcohol (in blood) it is culpable homicide.”
Hearing in Khan’s bail application in Bombay high court took a dramatic turn earlier in the day when the Bollywood superstar’s lawyer asked why singer Kamaal Khan, who was in Salman’s car when it run over five people sleeping on a Mumbai pavement in 2002, had not been examined by the police.
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