Court said Salman Khan ran over five people with his SUV in 2002 while under the influence of alcohol,
Indian actor Salman Khan was convicted of culpable homicide on Wednesday and sentenced to 5 years in prison, almost 13 years after he killed a man sleeping on a sidewalk in Mumbai and injured four others by running them over with his SUV. Khan was found guilty on all counts, which included rash and negligent driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to a tweet from ANI, Khan kept his head lowered and showed no emotion as the judge read out the verdict. Khan will have to spend the night in jail, before he can move a bail application in the Bombay High Court tomorrow. Khan has also been fined Rs 500 for driving withut a licence.
Reports say that thought Salman Khan didn’t react immediately, as the verdict came, he broke down in court soon after. Also, Khan will not be able to move a bail application in the sessions court because if they announce a sentence for a period longer than three years, granting bail in the case no more lies in their jurisdiction.
Now Salman Khan needs to go to High court to take bail and all this needs initiate as soon because high court will be on leaves from next week onwards. Salman’s layers needs to be act very fast in order to take him out from the Jail as 5 years of prison he will be arrested today only from the court.