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