Salman Khan thanks fans, says ‘accept the decision with humility’

With the Bombay High Court acquitting him in the 13-year-old hit-and-run case, Salman Khan said he accepted the verdict "with humility".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 11, 2015 4:54 pm
salman khan, hit and run case, salman khan hit and run case,s alman case, salman khan hit and run case, salman legal cases, salman khan news, salman khan latest news, entertainment news Hours after Salman Khan was acquitted by the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case, the Bollywood superstar thanked his fans and family for their unconditional support.

Hours after Salman Khan was acquitted by the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case, the Bollywood superstar thanked his fans and family for their unconditional support. In a post on Twitter, Salman Khan said he ‘accepted the decision of the judiciary with humility’.

In a major relief for Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court set aside the five years jail term by sessions court and acquitted him of all the charges, holding that the prosecution had failed to prove he was driving the vehicle after having consumed alcohol.

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Setting aside Salman Khan’s conviction, Justice A R Joshi said in the jam-packed courtroom, “The appeal is allowed. The trial court’s verdict is quashed and set aside… Salman is acquitted of all the charges.”

Salman’s driver Ashok Singh, in his deposition as a defence witness, had told the trial court that it was he who was at the wheel and not the actor. He also said that he had gone to the police after the mishap but his statement was not recorded.

After hearing the verdict, Salman Khan broke down and was seen wiping his tears.

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  1. Harry Achari
    Dec 10, 2015 at 5:23 pm
    Glad to read salman is aquitted. He is a great guy. Very innocent like a child. A donator for charity. And he is not such arrogant like other stars. I appreciate the court's verdict that it could not continue without sufficient evidence.
    1. C
      Dec 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm
      Salman Khan, who floated the "Being Human" charitable organization', made a statement in the court saying he did not drive the vehicle nor was he drunk when the incident took place. I hope he was being human when he made that statement as he well knows the truth behind the death of innocent worker. Salman must have spent huge money to engage influential and powerful lawyers and this must be one of the best investment he made in life.
      1. D
        Dec 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm
        Mrs JJ and Salman khan's case is almost identical. The lower court suggests jail and the higher court dismisses the decision of lower court- mostly for political reasons. Unreliable evidence or some other reason can be cited. Both these cases are as clear as " sun rises in the east" Whom to believe? Only the Almighty can punish such type of people. There is no deart of such people in my country. Ashok
        1. Francis Anthony
          Dec 10, 2015 at 12:33 pm
          Ravindra Patil messed up his career, family, livelihood and finally his life, all for nothing.
          1. P
            Dec 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm
            All those who thinks judiciary is corrupt and salman is guilty, then go find evidence on your own and join hand with the public prosecutor for the truth to prevail rather bashing about judiciary.I am not a salman fan and I don't know what really happened at that night, but we the people fall to almost everything that media portrays. I respect the verdict of High Court,which was based on fact and not on the emotions.
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