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Salman Khan gets 2-day interim bail

 
 

salmanm61430916626The India`s Bombay High Court granted a two-day interim bail to actor Salman Khan and asked him to furnish fresh bond.

The Bombay High Court passed the order on Wednesday.

Earlier on the day, the Indian court has sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to five years in prison after found him guilty of killing a homeless man in a 2002 hit-and-run driving incident in Mumbai.

The man was among five people who were run over in the incident. The actor was charged with culpable homicide.

While convicting Khan on Wednesday, sessions court judge DW Deshpande said all the charges against the star, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder, had been proved.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan, with his father Salim Khan and family members, leaves for the Sessions Court in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The judge said 49-year-old Khan was driving the car at the time of the accident and the defence’s contention that his driver Ashok Singh was at the wheel was not probable.

Khan, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, broke down in tears on hearing the verdict and witnesses said there were tears in his eyes. Khan’s family members too were upset and his two sisters also broke down in the courtroom.

The judge then heard arguments on the quantum of sentence and Khan’s lawyer sought a lesser sentence in view of his humanitarian work. He said the actor had paid Rs 19 lakh as compensation to the victims and would do more if ordered.

Agencies

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