MUMBAI: In a big relief for Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court on Friday granted bail to the Bollywood superstar and suspended his 5-year sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
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.
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.
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.