Bombay High Court has suspended Salman Khan's five-year sentence in 2002 Hit and Run Case pending appeal, which will be heard in June.
Actor Salman Khan's car was flanked by his fans and press cameras this evening.
star waved at fans from his balcony. On his wrist is the lucky bracelet he always wears, given to him by his father Salim Khan
Salman's version of the victory sign involves three fingers
The adoring masses got a salute as well
He greeted fans with a namaste
He also appeared to be wagging a finger at some fans
Salman appears on his balcony with his parents, brother Arbaaz and sister Arpita to wave at the assembled crowd. This is the first acknowledgment he's made of the fans who have gathered
Salman is home now. The queue of Bollywood guests has dwindled since this morning. The actor's ex-girlfriend Sangeeta Bijlani was photographed arriving some minutes ago
Cops, press photographers, TV cameras keep vigil outside Galaxy Apartments. Salman left the Sessions Court a short while ago
Hum Saath Saath Hain
. The crowd outside Salman Khan's house shows no sign of dispersing
Salman's sister Alvira told NDTV that the Khans will fight the case all the way. The next hearing is on June 15. The actor's appeal will be heard starting July.
The actor's car was surrounded by press cameras and crews as he drove into the court and then left.
Salman left court a free man, except that he will have to ask for court permission before travelling abroad. His lawyers say that, given the nature of his work, they would have liked for the court to have agreed to Salman simply informing it of his travel plans rather than having to seek permission.
Salman was driven to court by Ashok Singh, the man who told the court that it was him at the wheel when the hit-and-run took place
Back at Galaxy Apartments, emotions run high and cops help to keep jubilant fans in check
(Photo courtesy: AFP)
We are relieved. Happy he's going to be home: Salman's sister Alvira to NDTV. She was the only Khan in court today
Meanwhile, Salman has surrendered before the Sessions Court
For everybody wondering why a Bollywood star needs two weeks - or any weeks at all - to come up with Rs 30,000, this is standard practice
The court has given Salman Khan two weeks in which to deposit the Rs 30,000 his bail has been posted at
The 49-year-old actor will apply for bail with a bond of Rs 30,000 and has the right to seek permission to travel abroad
Salman Khan arrives at the Sessions Court to complete bail formalities
Earlier today, there was this - Arbaaz roaring up pillion on a motorbike, an entry befitting of a Bollywood Khan
(Photo courtesy: PTI)
As others thank God and the courts, musician Baba Sehgal keeps it simple:
The mood outside Galaxy Apartments is upbeat
(Photo courtesy: PTI)
Things are crazy outside Salman's home right now. Cops are trying to keep the peace
(Photo courtesy: PTI)
While nobody from the Khan family has commented so far, former MLA Baba Siddiqui said that he had complete trust in the Indian judiciary which "sees every aspect of an individual." Mr Siddiqui is a close friend of the family and was at the court this morning. Two years in a row, Salman and then-enemy Shah Rukh Khan hugged at Mr Siddqui's iftar parties
Saba and Farah, the conjoined twins from Bihar who went on a fast after he was convicted, told news agency ANI that they were very happy he's not going to jail and that they want to be fed their first bite of food in days by him
Firecrackers being readied outside Salman's house
Actor Rishi Kapoor has ended his self-imposed retirement from Twitter (it only lasted half a day) with this tweet:
Salman's lawyers must have argued that he would not misuse the liberty granted by the court. The prosecution should have objected firmly: Senior public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam to NDTV
Fireworks at Galaxy Apartments
From Salman's Tere Naam director Satish Kaushik:
Outside Salman's home, jubilant fans are distributing and eating sweets
Elsewhere, singer Mika Singh is thrilled that Salman's not going to jail yet
Criticism of the court's decision trickles in
The Khans are sticking together. Soon after Salman's sentence was suspended, his step-mother Helen was spotted at Galaxy Apartments
So was his sister-in-law Malaika, who is married to Salman's brother Arbaaz
A senior lawyer on why the court's decision couldn't have been any different:
The camera captured Salman's lucky bracelet on his wrist as he left home for court. The silver and turquoise bracelet was given to the actor by his father Salim Khan
Meanwhile, #SalmanBailOrJail is still trending on Twitter
Salman being driven to the Sessions Court to complete bail formalities
Salman's fans, friends and family are cheering but others are questioning the court's decision
The next hearing the case is on June 15. The actor's appeal will be heard in July
He's being driven in the same white car that took him to the court on the day of the verdict
Salman Khan has just left Galaxy Apartments for the Sessions Court where he has to furnish a fresh bail bond
Salman's Jai Ho heroine Daisy Shah tweets:
This was Ajay Devgn arriving a while ago
Meanwhile, actor Anupam Kher is the latest arrival at Galaxy Apartments. Ajay Devgn is already inside with Salman
Salman will have to execute a fresh bail bond at the Sessions Court today, says lawyer Abha Singh
One of the conditions for the suspended sentence is that Salman take permission before travelling abroad. Both films he is currently shooting are being filmed in India - Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Kashmir and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in Gujarat
The scene outside Galaxy Apartments
Celebrities have begun tweeting. This from Ameesha Patel
Salman Khan's appeal will be heard in June and the actor cannot travel abroad without permission
Pandemonium outside the Bombay High Court
The point raised by Abhijeet may have been correct but the words chosen weren't: Anees Bazmee to NDTV
Salman Khan will not go to jail: Filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who is to direct Salman in the sequel to No Entry, told NDTV that films are not as important as personal relationships
Salman's sister Alvira, the only Khan who was present in court today, had tears in her eyes as the judge suspended the actor's sentence
The suspended sentence means that the two films that Salman is making will be completed as planned - Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Kareena Kapoor and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with Sonam Kapoor
Outside Galaxy Apartment, the crowd breaks into a cheer. Salman Khan will likely return to Kashmir to resume shooting Bajranagi Bhaijaan which is scheduled to release in July
No jail for Salman now. The judge was not convinced that there were grounds to depart from the norm in which bail is generally granted in sentences of less than seven years. He also said the rights of the accused had to be protected
Salman's sister Alvira and family friend Baba Siddiqui exit the High Court amid a scene of chaos
The 49-year-old will not have to go to jail right now but he will have to execute a fresh bond
This is breaking news. Justice Thipsay has granted Salman Khan a major reprieve by suspending his sentence. He will not go to jail for now
From court: Salman Khan's five-year sentence suspended pending his appeal in the High Court
From court: "Why should the rights of accused rights suffer when the appeal is being heard?," Justice Thipsay asks the prosecution. "This is an observation, not an order," he qualifies
Salman's brother Arbaaz Khan rode up on a motorbike
Meanwhile, Salman's sister Arpita was spotted at Galaxy Apartments a while ago
Actress Zarina Wahab was among those who visited the Khans yesterday. Her son Suraj Pancholi is being mentored by the actor who was photographed hugging Ms Wahab as she exited Galaxy Apartments
From court: The defence says it received the judgement late because there was a power failure in the Sessions Court
From court: Justice Thipsay asks the defence when they received a copy of the judgement. "I want to make sure there was no attempt to mislead the court while seeking interim bail," he says
Outside the Khan residence at Bandra's Galaxy Apartments, Salman's businessman friend Zafar Sareshwala told the press that the family had "full faith in the Indian judiciary"
From court: The public prosecutor begins his arguments, says Kamaal Khan was not available to be examined as he is a British national
The Session Court judgement says that Salman Khan did not wait for police at the spot or go to the police station, instead he 'went home and hid'
Yesterday, Salman was spotted helping actress Waheeda Rehman into her car. Waheedaji
is a close friend of Salim Khan's second wife Helen and a regular visitor to the Khan household
As arguments continue inside the High Court, slum and pavement dwellers are protesting outside. One protestor told NDTV that they want the actor's jail sentence increased from 5 years to 10
Salman Khan has been the top social media trend for the last three days. #SalmanBailOrJail is trending on Twitter right now
From court today: The defence argues that a prosecution witness who runs a shop next to the hit-and-run site said there two people in the car apart from Salman and the police bodyguard
In his 240-page judgement, the Sessions Court judge who convicted the actor said that Salman's driver Ashok Singh 'came to help the accused on the instruction of Salim Khan, the father of the accused'
The defence argues that the finding of the Sessions Court was 'perverse' because it allegedly ignored witness statements about a burst tyre and a fourth person in the car
The Bollywood contingent at the Khan residence included actresses Kareena and Karisma Kapoor, who visited yesterday. Kareena is Salman's Bajrangi Bhaijaan
co-star. Karisma was his heroine in films like Biwi No 1
and Andaz Apna Apna
Justice A M Thipsay, who granted the actor interim bail on the day of the verdict, is also the judge who will decide if Salman goes to jail today
There was a fourth person in the car who was driving, argues the defence
The defence argues that there were no eye-witnesses in the case, the victims were asleep and did not see what happened, and that singer Kamaal Khan (who was in the car with Salman) was not examined by the prosecution
Amit Desai, arguing for Salman, makes the case for bail for the actor in court
Salman Khan is not required to be present in court today. He's at home in his Bandra apartment where a steady stream of Bollywood visitors have been arriving ever since the verdict was delivered
Salman Khan's appeal against conviction has been admitted.
Salman Khan's bail plea hearing starts in court.
Slum dwellers protest against Salman Khan outside Bombay High Court
Salman Khan's sister Alvira arrives at the Bombay High Court ahead of hearing on bail plea.
High Court likely to hear Salman Khan's bail plea at 11.30 am
Details of Mumbai court's judgement convicting actor Salman Khan in 2002 hit-and-run case:
- He didn't visit hospital to meet injured, provide aid
- Could have visited cops immediately if he did no wrong
- He didn't wait for police, went home and hid himself
Actor Salman Khan as he meets veteran actor Waheeda Rehman outside his residence in Mumbai.
Actor Salman Khan need not be present at his bail hearing in Bombay High Court tomorrow.
Salman Khan has arrived at his residence. He's on an interim bail for two days granted by Bombay High Court, which will hear his bail plea on Friday.
Salman Khan leaves from Mumbai Sessions Court
Bombay High Court grants interim bail to Salman Khan till Friday
Senior lawyer Harish Salve arguing for Salman's bail plea in High Court