This Article is From May 09, 2015

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

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)
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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

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The adoring masses got a salute as well

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He greeted fans with a namaste

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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:
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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

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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