In May, a trial court had held Salman Khan guilty of killing a man with his SUV after a night out drinking on September 28, 2002. The High Court overturned that order on December 10, acquitting the 49-year-old actor of all charges and cancelling his five-year jail sentence
"On basis of evidences produced by the prosecution, (Salman Khan) cannot be convicted, no matter how differently the common man thinks," the High Court said, in a verdict cheered not just by his family and fans but also by the film industry
On May 6, Salman Khan Khan was found guilty in the September 28, 2002 hit-and-run case and sentenced to five years' jail for various charges, including 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder'.
Several celebs were careful to qualify their tweets saying they respected the court's verdict
A sessions court judge who is expected to decide today if Bollywood superstar Salman Khan spends more time at Rajasthan's Jodhpur central jail or not over the blackbuck poaching case has been transferred in an annual shake-up. Jodhpur Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi was among 87 sessions court judges who have been transferred. It is customary for judges to be given seven days for the transition so he is expected to hear the case today. Judge Joshi will then be replaced by Chandra Kumar Songara, district and sessions judge of Bhilwara.
Salman Khan, one of India's biggest stars, was sentenced to five years in jail on Thursday for killing two endangered blackbucks in Rajasthan 20 years ago. The 52-year-old actor was declared guilty by a judge for hunting the rare antelopes in forests near Jodhpur while filming "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998. His bail request will be heard tomorrow. His co-stars in the movie, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari, were acquitted.
Actor Salman Khan has been acquitted today in two poaching cases in Rajasthan. Mr Khan, 50, was jailed in 2007 for nearly a week for shooting an endangered gazelle . He has also been found not guilty of killing of protected antelopes.
Salman Khan's acquittal in a 2002 hit-and-run case is a "travesty of justice", the Maharashtra government argued in the Supreme Court today. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi described as "perverse" the Bombay High Court order in December, overturning the 50-year-old actor's guilty verdict.