Bombay High Court has suspended Salman Khan’s five-year jail sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The actor signed Rs 30,000 bail bond. Citing that it is a norm to suspend any sentence of seven years or less pending appeal, Justice Thipsay ruled that Salman be released on furnishing a fresh bail bond.
He has been on bail for a long time and his liberty was not curtailed. Normally, in such cases, the appeal is admitted and an accused is granted bail, Justice Abhay Thipsay said, while staying his conviction and granting him bail. The judge directed him to surrender before the trial court and furnish a fresh bail bond of Rs 30,000. Thipsay had on May 6 granted 48-hour interim bail to the actor, hours after he was convicted and sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment by the trial court on the ground that he had not been supplied with a detailed order explaining the reasons for his conviction. The term of interim bail was to expire on Friday (today).