Salman Khan has been granted bail and his sentence stayed by Bombay High Court

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Salman Khan challenged his conviction where he was sentenced for 5 years rigorous imprisonment in a hit-and-run case of 2002 where he had killed a person and injured 4 people. Bombay High Court suspended Salman Khan’s 5 year sentence for his 2002 hit-and-run case which came as a great relief to the superstar and court granted bail to him and so his appeal against conviction is pending. Additional Sessions Judge Deshpande in this 13 year old accident case had ordered five years of jail term to Salman khan and a fine of Rs 25,000  While hearing this matter, Justice Abhay Thipsay told that in such matters appeal is granted and accused is given bail as he was earlier been on bail for a long time and thus stayed his conviction by granting Salman Khan bail.

Thipsay asked him to furnish bail bond for Rs 30,000 surrendering before the trial court.  Thipsay had earlier given him 48 hour interim bail after he was convicted by trial court and given 5 years of rigorous imprisonment. High court furthered the hearing of this matter against Salman’s conviction and gave the said order on the last day of the court before it went on vacations.

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Salman Khan in his Totyota Land cruiser had injured four people and killed one person when they were sleeping on a foot path in Bandra in 2002, in a hit-and-run case and was charged and convicted by the trial court on the charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under IPC. Even though Khan is out of jail on bail and he should take permission if he has to go out of the country or visit any foreign nations.  High Court also stated that until this case is heard and his appeal disposed of finally, the sentence given to Salman was suspended.  Main issue which was put before the High Court was that Section 304 (2) of IPC was included in this matter and the court stated that this inclusion needed to be examined further.

There were a lot of people who had gathered out in front of Salman’s resident in suburban Bandra and a lot of police people were vigilant outside Salman’s apartment as a lot of movie stars had come to his residence from Bollywood like Aamir Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar, Kareena Kapoor etc.

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by Sushma Javare.