Actor Salman Khan has been acquitted by the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case, in which he had earlier been sentenced to five years in jail.
Few hours after the verdict, Salman Khan thanked his family and fans in a tweet. Meanwhile, outside the star's Mumbai home, the fans who had gathered erupted in excited cheers. (Click here to read more
Actor Salman Khan leaves court after he was acquitted in 2002 hit-and-run case
Actor Salman Khan leaving the court after he was acquitted in 2002 Hit and Run Case
Salman Khan's Friends Celebrate His Acquittal on Twitter
Salman Khan is a free man after being acquitted of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court. Bollywood colleagues tweeted included directors Subhash Ghai, who co-produced the remake of his film Hero with Mr Khan this year, and Milap Zaveri, writer of Salman Khan's 2005 film Lucky: No Time For Love. Singer Mika Singh and Censor Board member Ashoke Pandit also tweeted.
Maharashtra govt will decide on further course of action in Salman case after examining High Court verdict, says CM Devendra Fadnavis
Read 10 Main Observations Made By The JudgeThe Bombay High Court on Thursday acquitted Salman Khan saying that he cannot be convicted on the basis of the evidence produced in the 2002 hit-and-run case, in what is being seen as a major relief for the actor. Reaction on Salman Khan's Verdict
- As a film industry person and a friend I am very happy and relieved. May god bless him: Kirron Kher
- We should respect judiciary's verdict and abide by it: Babul Supriyo
- Extremely happy, would like to congratulate the High Court: Shobhaa De
- We are very relived, we all had faith in our judiciary: Baba Siddique
- Very satisfying. It's a big relief for him and he is very happy: Amit Desai, Salman Khan's lawyer
- Sad day. I hope Maharashtra Government will appeal against the verdict in Supreme Court: Abha Singh, Senior Lawyer
- The case had an impact on his personal life. He could have married at an early age, now he is 50: Subhash Ghai
Salman, surrounded by his family members, breaks down after hearing the verdict: Press Trust of India
Salman Khan Acquitted By Bombay High Court In 2002 Hit-And-Run Case
Salman Khan has been acquitted by the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case, in which he had earlier been sentenced to five years in jail. "On basis of evidences produced by the prosecution, the appellant cannot be convicted, no matter how differently the common man thinks," the court said on Thursday.