Salman Khan's five-year sentence suspended

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As Salman Khan’s two-day interim bail came to an end Friday, it was decided by the Bombay High Court to suspend the actor’s five-year sentence while his appeal was pending in the high court, Express News reported.

The appeal is set to be heard in July and the actor was ordered to be on best behaviour. Although he has to surrender his passport to the police, Salman would be able to travel abroad with prior permission, NDTV reported.

The actor’s lawyers also heard that Salman would have to file for a fresh plea.

At the court today, the hearing was presided over by Judge Abhay Thipsay who questioned the court “why should his rights suffer when the appeal is still being heard?”

Judge Thipsay further made comments pertaining to a notional custody, according to NDTV.

This put Salman’s defence in an encouraging position as they awaited the decision of whether his bail would be extended or whether he would go to jail.

Further, the judge asked the prosecutor why the case should not be treated only as a case of rash driving. He was also reported to have told the public prosecutor that a sentence under seven years could be suspended, according to The Times of India.

As news of the sentence being suspended was announced, scores of fans were seen outside Salman’s residence blocking roads and creating chaos.

The Kick star on Wednesday was handed a five-year sentence by a Mumbai sessions court in his hit-and-run case which found him guilty of culpable homicide.

With eight charges against Khan, including culpable homicide and a non-bailable offence, the court deemed him guilty.  (The Express Tribune)

  Comments - 8

  • Premalal Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:20 PM

    Whatever said and done there is a clear difference in Indian our justice systems. If this happened here it would not even come to courts. The injury caused to two young children by a unlicensed defender jeep said to be owned by a politician is a good example. Even in this case the name of Salman Khan has been mentioned. Even Indira Gandhi could not escape from the law.

    ram Friday, 08 May 2015 04:44 PM

    It took 13 years to give final judgement but only took 3 hours to take his appeal on his judgment. How a domocratic country.

    kukula Friday, 08 May 2015 02:03 PM

    Another one of MR supporters.

    sharukh Saturday, 09 May 2015 10:08 AM

    Will be hospitalised if he gets his jail term like our politicians in here??

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 08 May 2015 05:33 PM

    He was drunk. He was driving and he lied to court that his driver was driving. This is a shameless fellow in the grade of MR and his thugs. Hope his jail term is established in July.

    Ranjan Saturday, 09 May 2015 12:42 PM

    Imitating MR as well. Only the satakaya is missing, He now has the same mustache.

    zigzag Saturday, 09 May 2015 01:12 PM

    good man and bad man

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 09 May 2015 08:06 AM

    It seems that nowadays corrupt politicians and actors are hailed as heroes when taken to courts or declared guilty! What a travesty of justice.


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