Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in jail: Here is what happens next

Salman Khan was today pronounced guilty in the 2002 hit-and-run case. All charges against Salman were proved right.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi/mumbai | Updated: May 6, 2015 2:02 pm
Salman Khan, Salman Khan verdict, Salman Khan guilty, Salman Khan news Salman Khan ran over five persons sleeping on a platform outside a bakery in Bandra in 2002. (Source: PTI)

Bringing to an end the 12-year-old trial against actor Salman Khan, Judge D W Deshpande on Wednesday sentenced the actor to five years in jail.

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The judge told Salman that he was intoxicated when he was driving and all charges against him have been proven.

The court will now order him to be taken into custody and sent to the nearby jail ( in this case the Arthur Road jail) until the Maharashtra Prisons authorities decide on which jail Khan should be lodged in.

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The actor’s defence had earlier sought for a lenient sentence citing a stress condition that Salman is suffering from. The defence argued that jail time would aggravate his condition and stop him from doing community service through the Being Human organisation.

As the sentence is for more than three years, Salman would have to approach the Bombay High Court for bail.

However, the biggest hurdle is that the High Court goes on vacation next week. So the defense has an herculean task to file the application and get it on board for hearing. Khan can apply to the Holiday bench but its upon the bench to take it up or not.

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. Khan, according to the prosecution, was driving the car in an inebriated condition. The 49-year-old actor now stands guilty of culpable homicide.

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    Chitranjan Shetty
    May 6, 2015 at 3:41 pm
    All these evils will stop only people get well paid jobs in India
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      Damlee
      May 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm
      And what if it was your brother or father??? Would you still feel the same? You sound like a typical SRK fan and a total hypocrite..lets not forget that people make mistakes and if they learn from their mistakes and try to overcome it by doing every possible thing for the welfare of the people and for the welfare of the society as a w..let us all appreciate this and not comment anything which hurts the sentiments of his family and loved ones..peace out 😊✌🏻️
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        Rajni
        May 6, 2015 at 3:55 pm
        Really bad for such a good person. actually people should be discouraged to sleep on road side.the w India is with him. our sympathy is always for these road side people, but sometimes break failure can lead to such accidents ,He is celebrity so these people just sit at home doing nothing & interested in claim only .
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          rekha
          May 7, 2015 at 11:49 am
          Pepole have to live on their house not on the raod .he did mistake but that we are human being its happen .he feels guilty .should free from this case .
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            Sreshta
            May 6, 2015 at 1:57 pm
            Accidents happen, its very unfortunate it happend.. How many people who have commited such accidents have been sentenced to jail for 5 years??.. all such cases have been given maximum 3 yrs of impriosonment. then why 5 in this case?? How many people have done so much charity, donations, medical help to cancer patients and heart patients ?.. All we see is the 1 mistake the person has done.. why does'nt anyone see the good deeds he's done for people.. the work that was supposed to be done by our so called political system, has been done by Salman khan.. why does'nt anyone see that.. I am not being biased or partial towards him.. I am just an ordinary human being trying to apply some sense. He is not a criminal.. He made a mistake and has paid for his mistakes in the form of mental trauma and stress for the past 13 years.. He has done so much good for the poor and the less fortunate cl of society. He's is not the only celiberity in India, but no other celebrity has done as much good as him I dont think the judgement was fair.. Hope he gets justice in a higher court of law and someone there weighs all his good againt this one mistake and makes a fair decision..
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              afroz karim
              May 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm
              Its not justice why people to sleep roadside its illegal accident may occurred will driving.
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                Angad Bali
                May 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm
                Salman Khan should defenetly get Jail
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                  Dhwaraswamy Somasekharan
                  May 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm
                  On the first place, this 13 years of dragging this case is really cruel (of course that is India). This guy is ready to compensate the victims with any amount , and this is just a drunk and driven case, which is not deliberate nor any kind of terrorism ! There are many such accidental deaths by rash bus drivers etc, and why such drivers are only given 3 months prison or just cancel their d.,licence ?
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                    Arun Sharma
                    May 6, 2015 at 11:35 am
                    He has money to hire battery of Lawyers to argue his case in his favor in higher courts and be under bail till case is resolved. Case should have been solved in 3 years as this much time is too much for evidence to get weak. More courts are required.
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