Live Updates: Salman Khan Back Home After Getting Bail, Jubilant Fans Celebrate

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Mumbai:  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.

May 08, 2015
23:12 (IST)
May 08, 2015
21:21 (IST)
Actor Salman Khan's car was flanked by his fans and press cameras this evening.
May 08, 2015
18:55 (IST)
The Dabangg 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


May 08, 2015
18:49 (IST)
Salman's version of the victory sign involves three fingers


May 08, 2015
18:48 (IST)
The adoring masses got a salute as well


May 08, 2015
18:45 (IST)
He greeted fans with a namaste


May 08, 2015
18:44 (IST)
He also appeared to be wagging a finger at some fans


May 08, 2015
18:42 (IST)
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


May 08, 2015
18:40 (IST)
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


May 08, 2015
18:36 (IST)
Cops, press photographers, TV cameras keep vigil outside Galaxy Apartments. Salman left the Sessions Court a short while ago


May 08, 2015
18:33 (IST)
Hum Saath Saath Hain. The crowd outside Salman Khan's house shows no sign of dispersing


May 08, 2015
18:10 (IST)
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.
May 08, 2015
18:08 (IST)
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.
May 08, 2015
18:05 (IST)
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


May 08, 2015
17:54 (IST)
Back at Galaxy Apartments, emotions run high and cops help to keep jubilant fans in check



(Photo courtesy: AFP)
May 08, 2015
17:51 (IST)
And he's gone

May 08, 2015
17:45 (IST)
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 
May 08, 2015
17:43 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
17:42 (IST)
The court has given Salman Khan two weeks in which to deposit the Rs 30,000 his bail has been posted at
May 08, 2015
17:34 (IST)
Salman Khan's legal team

May 08, 2015
17:34 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
17:31 (IST)
Salman Khan arrives at the Sessions Court to complete bail formalities




May 08, 2015
17:21 (IST)
Earlier today, there was this - Arbaaz roaring up pillion on a motorbike, an entry befitting of a Bollywood Khan



(Photo courtesy: PTI)

May 08, 2015
17:06 (IST)
As others thank God and the courts, musician Baba Sehgal keeps it simple:

May 08, 2015
17:05 (IST)
The mood outside Galaxy Apartments is upbeat



(Photo courtesy: PTI)
May 08, 2015
16:27 (IST)
Things are crazy outside Salman's home right now. Cops are trying to keep the peace



(Photo courtesy: PTI)
May 08, 2015
15:55 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
15:29 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
15:23 (IST)
Firecrackers being readied outside Salman's house


May 08, 2015
15:12 (IST)
Actor Rishi Kapoor has ended his self-imposed retirement from Twitter (it only lasted half a day) with this tweet:
May 08, 2015
15:10 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
15:03 (IST)
Fireworks at Galaxy Apartments


May 08, 2015
14:59 (IST)
From Salman's Tere Naam director Satish Kaushik:
May 08, 2015
14:56 (IST)
Outside Salman's home, jubilant fans are distributing and eating sweets


May 08, 2015
14:48 (IST)
Elsewhere, singer Mika Singh is thrilled that Salman's not going to jail yet

May 08, 2015
14:42 (IST)
Criticism of the court's decision trickles in

May 08, 2015
14:17 (IST)
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


May 08, 2015
14:03 (IST)
A senior lawyer on why the court's decision couldn't have been any different:

May 08, 2015
13:58 (IST)
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


May 08, 2015
13:38 (IST)
Meanwhile, #SalmanBailOrJail is still trending on Twitter
May 08, 2015
13:32 (IST)
Salman being driven to the Sessions Court to complete bail formalities


May 08, 2015
13:31 (IST)
Salman's fans, friends and family are cheering but others are questioning the court's decision


May 08, 2015
13:28 (IST)
The next hearing the case is on June 15. The actor's appeal will be heard in July 
May 08, 2015
13:26 (IST)
He's being driven in the same white car that took him to the court on the day of the verdict


May 08, 2015
13:25 (IST)
Salman Khan has just left Galaxy Apartments for the Sessions Court where he has to furnish a fresh bail bond
May 08, 2015
13:09 (IST)
Salman's Jai Ho heroine Daisy Shah tweets:

May 08, 2015
13:05 (IST)
This was Ajay Devgn arriving a while ago



May 08, 2015
13:03 (IST)
Meanwhile, actor Anupam Kher is the latest arrival at Galaxy Apartments. Ajay Devgn is already inside with Salman




May 08, 2015
13:02 (IST)
Salman will have to execute a fresh bail bond at the Sessions Court today, says lawyer Abha Singh
May 08, 2015
13:00 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
12:58 (IST)
The scene outside Galaxy Apartments


May 08, 2015
12:56 (IST)
Celebrities have begun tweeting. This from Ameesha Patel

May 08, 2015
12:54 (IST)
Salman Khan's appeal will be heard in June and the actor cannot travel abroad without permission
May 08, 2015
12:53 (IST)
Pandemonium outside the Bombay High Court


May 08, 2015
12:51 (IST)
The point raised by Abhijeet may have been correct but the words chosen weren't: Anees Bazmee to NDTV
May 08, 2015
12:50 (IST)
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 
May 08, 2015
12:46 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
12:46 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
12:45 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
12:44 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
12:38 (IST)
Salman's sister Alvira and family friend Baba Siddiqui exit the High Court amid a scene of chaos
May 08, 2015
12:37 (IST)
The 49-year-old will not have to go to jail right now but he will have to execute a fresh bond
May 08, 2015
12:35 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
12:34 (IST)
From court: Salman Khan's five-year sentence suspended pending his appeal in the High Court
May 08, 2015
12:26 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
12:23 (IST)
Salman's brother Arbaaz Khan rode up on a motorbike


May 08, 2015
12:19 (IST)
Meanwhile, Salman's sister Arpita was spotted at Galaxy Apartments a while ago

 
May 08, 2015
12:16 (IST)
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


May 08, 2015
12:12 (IST)
From court: The defence says it received the judgement late because there was a power failure in the Sessions Court
May 08, 2015
12:10 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
12:06 (IST)
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"
May 08, 2015
12:03 (IST)
From court: The public prosecutor begins his arguments, says Kamaal Khan was not available to be examined as he is a British national
May 08, 2015
12:01 (IST)
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'
May 08, 2015
11:55 (IST)
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




May 08, 2015
11:51 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
11:48 (IST)
Salman Khan has been the top social media trend for the last three days. #SalmanBailOrJail is trending on Twitter right now
May 08, 2015
11:45 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
11:42 (IST)
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'
May 08, 2015
11:37 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
11:36 (IST)
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


May 08, 2015
11:33 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
11:27 (IST)
There was a fourth person in the car who was driving, argues the defence
May 08, 2015
11:24 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
11:21 (IST)
Amit Desai, arguing for Salman, makes the case for bail for the actor in court
May 08, 2015
11:18 (IST)
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
May 08, 2015
11:17 (IST)
Salman Khan's appeal against conviction has been admitted.
May 08, 2015
11:13 (IST)
Salman Khan's bail plea hearing starts in court.
May 08, 2015
10:58 (IST)
Slum dwellers protest against Salman Khan outside Bombay High Court
May 08, 2015
10:51 (IST)
Salman Khan's sister Alvira arrives at the Bombay High Court ahead of hearing on bail plea.
May 08, 2015
10:43 (IST)
High Court likely to hear Salman Khan's bail plea at 11.30 am
May 08, 2015
08:31 (IST)

May 07, 2015
22:56 (IST)
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
May 07, 2015
19:39 (IST)
Actor Salman Khan as he meets veteran actor Waheeda Rehman outside his residence in Mumbai.
May 07, 2015
17:29 (IST)
Actor Salman Khan need not be present at his bail hearing in Bombay High Court tomorrow.
May 06, 2015
20:14 (IST)
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.
May 06, 2015
19:25 (IST)
Salman Khan leaves from Mumbai Sessions Court

May 06, 2015
16:51 (IST)
Bombay High Court grants interim bail to Salman Khan till Friday
May 06, 2015
16:40 (IST)
Senior lawyer Harish Salve arguing for Salman's bail plea in High Court
May 06, 2015
16:14 (IST)
Bombay High Court will hear Salman's bail plea at 4:30 PM today
May 06, 2015
16:13 (IST)
May 06, 2015
15:43 (IST)

May 06, 2015
15:27 (IST)
Salman's bail application to be heard by High Court at 4 pm
May 06, 2015
14:22 (IST)
Salman to be taken to Arthur Road Jail from Court: Sources
May 06, 2015
14:12 (IST)
'Court Accepted Salman Khan's Fault': Pradeep Gharat, Public Prosecutor



  • He has been convicted under all charges framed by the prosecution.
  • The accused has been found guilty.
  • The copy of judgement yet to reach me.
May 06, 2015
13:53 (IST)
May 06, 2015
13:51 (IST)
May 06, 2015
13:48 (IST)
'I am Very Happy. Justice has Been Served': Senior Lawyer Abha Singh on Salman's Verdict



  • This is what we were waiting for. Justice has been served.
  • Today's judgement has made it clear nobody is above the law.
  • Break the law and you will face the consequences.
May 06, 2015
13:39 (IST)
Salman breaks down in court after jail term announced
May 06, 2015
13:36 (IST)
Salman Khan has been taken into police custody. He will have to apply for bail in Bombay High Court.
May 06, 2015
13:34 (IST)

May 06, 2015
13:28 (IST)
Court Sentences Salman Khan to 5 Years in Prison
May 06, 2015
13:20 (IST)
Bollywood reactions on Salman's verdict
May 06, 2015
13:13 (IST)
Details of Salman's sentencing expected anytime now
May 06, 2015
13:07 (IST)
'Verdict Changes Nothing for Me, Want Compensation,' Says Mohd Kalim, one of the injured in 2002.



He had testified that Salman got out of the driver's seat after the accident.
May 06, 2015
12:30 (IST)
Judge expected to announce Salman's sentencing at 1:10 PM today.
May 06, 2015
12:04 (IST)
Salman's driver Ashok Singh may also face charges of perjury.
May 06, 2015
12:02 (IST)
'Celebrities should not have different status than common man': Arvind Inamdar, former top cop of Maharashtra
May 06, 2015
11:58 (IST)
'I'll pray that he doesn't get a long jail term (zyada saza na ho mai prathana karungi),' says Hema Malini on Salman's conviction


  • I feel very sad about it. But what to do.
  • My sympathies are with Salman.
May 06, 2015
11:56 (IST)
Sohail Khan gets emotional while leaving the court


May 06, 2015
11:47 (IST)
Salman's sister Alvira Khan breaks down after listening to the verdict.
May 06, 2015
11:44 (IST)
May 06, 2015
11:39 (IST)
Arguments for deciding the sentencing for the actor are still underway.
May 06, 2015
11:35 (IST)
The case proceedings have come to an end. Details of the actor's conviction are yet to be declared.
May 06, 2015
11:33 (IST)
Indian Penal Code charges upheld against Salman and the jail term under these clauses

Sec 304 (Part II) of IPC - Culpable homicide not amounting to murder  (Max 10 years in jail)

Sec 279 of IPC - Rash and Negligent Driving (6 Months in jail)

Sec 337 of IPC - Causing hurt by act endangering life (2 years in jail)

Sec 338 of IPC  - Causing grievous hurt (2 years in jail)

Sec 427 of IPC -- Mischief causing danger to property (2 years in jail) 

May 06, 2015
11:20 (IST)
Salman Khan, who has now been convicted, may face a jail term of up to 10 years on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
May 06, 2015
11:12 (IST)
Mumbai court holds Salman Khan guilty in all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
May 06, 2015
11:11 (IST)
"You were driving car, improbable that your driver was at wheel", Mumbai judge tells Salman
May 06, 2015
11:10 (IST)
Salman Khan is in the witness box
May 06, 2015
11:09 (IST)
The 49-year-old actor is charged with culpable homicide and faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. After years of court hearings and legal hold-ups, Additional Sessions Judge DW Deshpande will pronounce verdict in the case today.
May 06, 2015
11:09 (IST)
Salman Khan, star of blockbusters like "Bodyguard" and "Dabangg" (Fearless), is accused of losing control of his SUV and driving over the sleeping men, after a night of drinking rum and cocktails at an upmarket bar in Juhu on September 28, 2002. The prosecution has alleged that he then fled the scene.
May 06, 2015
11:09 (IST)
Bollywood's mega-star Salman Khan faces jail if found guilty today of drunkenly driving over men sleeping on a pavement in Mumbai 13 years ago. One man had died and four were injured. The actor has arrived in court, which had asked him to be present by 11.15 am.
May 06, 2015
10:59 (IST)

May 06, 2015
10:48 (IST)

May 06, 2015
10:40 (IST)
Have tried our best. We have tried to bring the truth and placed all facts in front of the court. In coming hours court will pronounce it's verdict: Pradeep Gharat (Public Prosecutor)


May 06, 2015
10:38 (IST)
Actor Salman Khan arrives Mumbai court for the verdict in the 12-year-old hit-and-run case.


May 06, 2015
10:33 (IST)
Salman Hit-and-Run: What Happened From 2002-2015
Actor Salman Khan has reached the Mumbai court for the verdict of the 12-year-old hit-and-run case. Started in 2002, here's a detailed timeline which shows how it unfolded over the years.
May 06, 2015
10:28 (IST)

May 06, 2015
10:23 (IST)
Salman Khan's brother Sohail reaches Mumbai court. Baba Siddiqui and Atul Agnihotri (Salman's brother in law) have also reached the court.


May 06, 2015
10:14 (IST)
Salman Khan hugs his parents just before leaving for court to face the verdict of the 2002 hit-and-run case.



May 06, 2015
10:11 (IST)

May 06, 2015
10:00 (IST)
Salman Khan being driven to court for verdict by man who says he was driving the night of 2002 accident - his driver Ashok Singh.




May 06, 2015
09:56 (IST)
Salman Khan on his way to court




May 06, 2015
09:52 (IST)
Salman Khan Hit-and-Run Case: Witness Details

Important Prosecution Witnesses:

1.    Sachin Kadam, Security Guard at Restaurant opposite Accident Spot
2.    Moloy Baug, Bartender, Rain Bar
3.    Rizwan Rakhangi, Manager, Rain Bar
4.    Ramashray Pandey, Dairy Owner near accident spot
5.    Francis Fernandes, Bandra Resident who knew actor
6.    Alok (Chiki) Pandey, Actor Chunkey Pandey's brother
7.    Salim Patel, Customs Clearing Agent
8.    Bala Shankar, Chemical Analyst
9.    R S Kesarkar, RTO Inspector
10.  KIshan Shengal and Rajendra Kadam, Previous Investigating Officers
11.  Dr Suhas Pawar, Former Medical Officer of JJ Hospital
12.  Kalpesh Varma, Parkin Assistant, JW Marriot Hotel
13.  Bapu Borade, Constable who carried Salman's blood sampleS


Sole Defence Witness:

1.    Salman Khan's driver Ashok Singh

May 06, 2015
09:48 (IST)
Actor Salman Khan leaves his residence and proceeds to the Mumbai court ahead of his verdict in the 2002 hit-and-run case.


May 06, 2015
09:40 (IST)
September 28, 2002 - Salman Khan hit-and-run case details:

Persons Dead: Nurullah Sharif

Persons Injured: Abdullah Shaikh, Muslim Shaikh, Munnu Khan, Mohammed Kalim

May 06, 2015
09:36 (IST)
Salman Khan faces the following charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case:
 
Section 304 II of  Indian Penal Code:  Culpable Homicide not amounting to murder

Section 337 of Indian Penal Code: Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others

Section 338 of Indian Penal Code: Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others

Section 3(1) of Motor Vehicles Act: No person shall drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds an effective driving licence issued to him authorising him to drive the vehicle.

Section 134 of Motor Vehicles Act: Duty of driver in case of accident and injury to a person

Section 187 of Motor Vehicles Act: Punishment for drunken driving

Section 185 of Motor Vehicles Act: If a driver or an owner fails to report involvement of his/her vehicle in an accident and give the required information to the Police Officer concerned, he/she shall be punishable with imprisonment up to 3 months or fine up to 500/- or both in addition to the punishment for the accident, in case convicted

Section 279: Rash driving or riding on a public way

May 06, 2015
09:27 (IST)
Media crew outside the court in Mumbai where Salman Khan's 2002 hit-and-run verdict is scheduled to be announced today.


May 06, 2015
09:08 (IST)
'We want relief, not punishment for Salman Khan,' says victim
May 06, 2015
09:03 (IST)

May 06, 2015
08:57 (IST)
Salman Khan's father Salim Khan, and brother Sohail Khan reach Salman's residence ahead of the 2002 hit-and-run case verdict.



May 06, 2015
08:46 (IST)

May 06, 2015
08:44 (IST)
Salman Khan hit-and-run case verdict: Crowd of outside Salman Khan's residence.


May 06, 2015
08:16 (IST)
Actor Shah Rukh Khan visits Salman Khan at his residence hours before the 2002 hit-and-run case verdict.



May 06, 2015
01:41 (IST)
Salman Khan Hit-and-Run: Verdict Today, Rs 200 Crore Riding on Actor

Salman Khan

A Session Court in Mumbai will today decide if actor Salman Khan is guilty of ramming his SUV into a bakery in 2002, killing one person.  Mr Khan, 49, has two works-in-progress that will release this year and is juggling shooting schedules for both.
May 05, 2015
22:52 (IST)
Salman Khan arrives in Mumbai on Tuesday evening, ahead of the verdict in the hit-and-run case


Charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, the actor could be jailed for up to 10 years if convicted.


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