HIGHLIGHTS – Salman Khan sentenced to five years in jail, gets 2-day interim bail from High Court

Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail in the hit-and-run case.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: May 7, 2015 8:53 am
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Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail. He was held guilty of all eight charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

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HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF SALMAN KHAN HIT-AND-RUN CASE VERDICT:

7.08 pm: Salman Khan makes last signatures in sessions court. The family leaves court

5.50 pm: Bombay High Court gives interim bail to Salman Khan.

It will take two days for sessions court to deliver certified copy. Since, the lower court is taking time, High Court can not decide on bail application. Hence, an interim bail has been given.

Stating that it would be proper to protect appellate for some time in the interest of the case, interm relief has been granted till May 8.

4.44 pm: Actors Ashish Chowdhury and Dheeraj Kumar arrive at Salman Khan’s residence.

4.23 pm: Senior lawyer Harish Salve to argue for Salman Khan in the High Court.

4.18 pm: Hearing at the Bombay High Court at 4.30 pm now.

4.08 pm: People and media have gathered outside gate no 3 of the Bombay High Court.

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3.15 pm: Salman Khan’s counsel will approach the Bombay High Court at 4pm. The court will decide when it will hear the bail plea. If the High Court rejects his bail application, Salman would be taken to Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail. Currently, the convicted actor is in court’s custody.

2.45 pm: The prosecutor speaks to TV scribes.

2.33 pm: Actor Firoz Khan, famous for playing Arjun in B R Chopra’s ‘Mahabharat’, also arrived in at Salman’s residence. He said, “I have spent good time with him. It’s very agonising. We can’t debate with the judiciary; we can only pray for Salman bhai. I hope a miracle occurs, infact the whole industry is wishing so. I have had a good fortune to work with him. And five years is a lot of time. I pray he gets some reprieve from somewhere.”

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2.06 pm: Abdullah Rauf Shaikh, who lost a leg in the accident, says, “Nobody came to visit me in the last 13 years. I am forced to do petty jobs to support my family and face a lot of problems.”

“If Salman is punished, I will not be benefited in any way as neither my leg will heal nor my problems would go away. Instead if they compensate us then we do not have any problem,” he says, recalling that he was 22 years old when he lost his leg in the incident.

Read more – For victims, compensation matters more than conviction

1.58 pm: Veteran actor Raza Murad arrives at Salman Khan’s residence to show support.

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Murad says, “It’s a 17 year imprisonment not a 5 year. 12 years have passed, 5 are left. We are human beings and we all make mistakes. Salman has so much of goodness in him that it nullifies the bad. He is not a manifested criminal; he is a good citizen.

Salman donates in such a manner that the left hand doesn’t even know that the right hand has done charity. He also pays loads of tax to the government like a responsible citizen. A very significant witness was missing in the court. His name is Kamaal khan. So, when the appeal is made to the higher court, Kamaal Khan’s statement might change tables around.”

1.40 pm: Salman Khan will first be taken for a medical test.

1.37 pm: Salman Khan will move bail soon after order copy. Right now, he is surrounded by family and friends inside the courtroom.

1.35 pm: No more compensation shall be given to the victims.

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1.27 pm: Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail in the hit-and-run case.

1.20 pm: Court held due to power failure.

1.07 pm: Electricity gone inside the courtroom.

12.59 pm: Salman Khan’s driver Ashok Singh might face perjury charges.

12.55 pm: Baba Siddiqui trying real hard to reach Salman Khan standing near the dock.

12.50 pm: ‘Salman Khan has a stress induced health condition which can aggravate if sent to jail,’ claims Defence.

The medical report is submitted by the Neurophysician.

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12.47 pm: Defence seeks 3 years of jail time and community service as punishment.

12.42 pm: Police take position. Satyanarayan Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone IX) arrives at sessions court.

12.37 pm: Officers removing non-media persons from opposite gate no 5 where the media has assembled.

12.30 pm: The quantum of punishment to be announced at 1.10 pm.

12.25 pm: Prosecution seeks for the maximum punishment. Defence pleads for a lesser sentence. Cites his humanitarian work done through his ‘Being Human’ trust.

12.22 pm: ‘It’s a lesson to the society,’ argues the prosecution.

12.17 pm: ‘I should be treated as an ordinary citizen,’ says Salman Khan.

12.06 pm: Chaos outside the court. Courtroom door shut. Police tries to control the commotion.

11.57 am: Judge asks Salman Khan, “What do you have to say? Maximum sentence of 10 years?” Salman Khan says, “You are the judge; whatever you say is correct.”

M N Singh, (retd.) police commissioner says, “This was an open and shut case. There was never a doubt in my mind that he was driving the vehicle. We had enough evidence against him.” M N Singh was Joint Commissioner on the night the hit-and-run took place.

11.54 am: Defence while arguing for a lesser sentence says Salman Khan is ready to pay compensation.

11.44 am: Salman Khan is expected to be brought out of gate no 3 of the sessions court.

11.33 am: A shocked and teary-eyed Sohail Khan leaves court.

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11.31 am: Defence appeals for a lesser term.

11.26 am: Salman Khan listens to the verdict with tears in his eyes.

11.25 am: Defence is arguing. Charges against Salman Khan – 304 II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 279 (rash and negligent driving) , 337 (causing minor injuries) , 338 (causing major injuries), 427 ( negligence)

11.23 am: Additional police deployment swings into action outside the court premises. Three tier bandobast in place with court room number 58 as the epicentre of the security protocol.

11.10 am: Salman Khan convicted of all 8 charges, including 304 II. Court observes Salman Khan was driving under the influence of alcohol.

11.08 am: Salman Khan in witness box. Sentencing begins.

11.01 am: The courtroom is packed to capacity.

10.55 am: Rizwan Rakhangi, the witness, is giving TV interviews. He was the manager of the bar, where Salman Khan allegedly drank before driving.

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10.50 am: Salman Khan’s lookalike is spotted outside the court giving interviews to media.

10.38 am: Salman Khan reaches court.

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10.25 am: Media frenzy outside Gate 5 of Mumbai sessions court where the will be pronounced.

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10.14 am: Salman’s younger brothers Sohail and Arbaaz and brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri arrive at the court.

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10.09 am: While #WeLoveYouSalmanKhan trends on Twitter, Marathi-Tamil actor Sangam wants him convicted. He is present at the court.

10.07 am: Ashok Singh drives Salman to the sessions court.

9.44 am: Salman Khan leaves for court.

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Inspector Rajendra Kale, the inspector assisting the prosecutor who was given a notice for recreating the scene has attended every hearing. He says, “feels like an exam. When you prepare and write it, you feel like you would score high marks. After the exam, you wish to pass at least. It feels like that.”
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9.27 am: Salman’s elder sister Alvira Khan and Baba Siddiqui, who had also arrived to meet the actor, have left his residence.

9.09 am: ‘Not expecting anything from verdict,’ says the victim.

9. 05 am: #WeLoveYouSalman has been trending since Tuesday night on Twitter.

9.00 am: In Salman Khan arrives in Mumbai ahead of verdict in the hit-and-run case.

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8.57 am: Younger brother Sohail Khan has arrived at Salman’s residence.

8.50 am: Salman Khan will leave his house at 9.30 am. Fans have crowded at the gates of his house.

8.45 am: Salman’s driver Ashok Singh at Galaxy apartments Salman Khan, Salman khan verdict, salman khan hit and run case, salman khan hit and run case verdict, salman hit and run, salman khan hit run case verdict, salman khan court, salman khan court case, salman khan court case verdict, salman khan mumbai court verdict, salman khan hit and run case judgement, salman khan car driver ashok singh, salman khan news, bollywood news, India news

8.38 am: The court has asked Salman to be present in person by 11.15 am.

8.36 am: Shah Rukh Khan has reportedly met Salman on Tuesday night.

Read: Shah Rukh Khan meets Salman Khan ahead of verdict in 2002 hit and run case

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Salman’s newlywed sister had also met him ahead of the verdict. She arrived with her husband Aayush Sharma.

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8.35 am: Salman’s defence: For the first time in 12 years, the actor’s driver Ashok Singh came forward and confessed that it was he who was driving on the night of the accident.

8.30 am: On the night of the accident: Bar manager Rizwan Rakhangi told the court that he had seen Salman sipping a clear liquid. Bar attendant Malay Bag said he had served Salman and his friends white rum and cocktails, besides prawns and chicken.

8.20 am: Abdullah Shaikh, 35, one of the four persons injured in the accident, is however “disillusioned” and feels this is a case of “justice delayed and justice denied”.

8.10 am: The actor is facing charges of culpable homicide and will face 10 years prison time if found guilty.

8.05 am: Khan is accused of running over five persons sleeping on a platform outside a bakery in Bandra, in his white Land Cruiser, early September 28, 2002, killing one of them.

8.00 am: A 12-year wait for justice to the victims culminates today with a Mumbai court set to decide the fate of Salman Khan in a hit-and-case.

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A Mumbai court is set to pronounce its verdict in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan. When Judge D W Deshpande pronounces his verdict in the 12-year-old case, there will be 100 policemen inside and outside the 52nd courtroom at the Bombay City Civil and Sessions Court to maintain law and order.

If convicted, Salman Khan would be taken into court custody and sent to Arthur Road jail until Prisons department decides which jail is suited for him.

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A rumoured Rs 150 crore is riding on him in Bollywood, with such projects as Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in various stages of production. Salman’s brand endorsements are worth about Rs 200 crore.

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