As it happened: The Salman Khan verdict

Bollywood actor Salman Khan hugs his mother before leaving for the Sessions Court in Mumbai on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: PTI

5:00 pm Bombay High Court grants two-day interim bail to the actor and asks him to furnish fresh bond.

3:52 pm Salman Khan Verdict: Bombay High Court to hear actor's bail plea at 4 p.m.

3:48 pm Salman’s sister Arpita thanks fans for support on ‘big’ day.

02:20 pm Mandhana is associated with Salman’s NGO ’Being Human’ and Eros has collaborated with Salman Khan Films' two maiden productions.

02:17 pm Shares of Eros International Media & Mandhana Industries Ltd, the entities associated with Salman Khan, sink after court’s verdict.

02:11 pm Salman "shocked" by sentence, sits down, breaks into tears.

01:59 pm Two senior IPS officials present in court to follow court orders. He is likely to be taken to Arthur Road jail straight from the court.

01:57 pm Bhaijaanz, a themed restaurant started by Salman fans in Bandra, downs shutters for today in response to the verdict.

01:48 pm In 2007, Abha Singh and her husband YP Singh had exposed how Salman trial has been derailed.

01:47 pm Justice has been done. verdict shows no one above the law, says lawyer Abha Singh

01:46 pm No perjury charges against Salman's driver Ashok Singh, says court

01:45 pm Salman gets three days to go in appeal in the Bombay High Court as court's summer vacation begins on May 10.

01:43 pm Perjury application against police for not summoning singer Kamaal Khan as witness not heard by the court.

01:40 pm In addition to imprisonment, Salman Khan has to pay Rs 27,500 as fine.

01:34 pm Both sentences will run concurrently.

01:32 pm He has been sentenced to two months simple imprisonment and Rs 500 for driving without licence.

01:30 pm Since he cannot apply for bail at sessions court, Salman Khan will be sent to Arthur Road jail today.

01:29 pm He has also been fined under section 304 II of IPC for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

01:27 pm Salman Khan has been sentenced to 5 years rigorous imprisonment.

01:20 pm A jail term of over three years will mean he will have to appeal only before HC, say legal experts.

01:16 pm Bollywood offers Salman Khan words of comfort >Read more

01:13 pm Meanwhile, a big sum of Rs over 200 crore is riding on actor Salman Khan in the form of film projects and endorsements. >Full story

01:10 pm Mumbai police beef up security outside the court, as the Judge is expected to deliver the sentencing in Salman Khan case in a few minutes from now.

01:02 pm Salman's driver Ashok Singh had appeared in court after 13 years to claim he was driving the car.

01:00 pm Court to also decide perjury charge against Salman's driver Ashok Singh.

12:30 pm Court to announce quantum of punishment at 1:10 pm

12:29 pm Defence lawyer urges court to award less than three years of imprisonment.

12:28 pm Salman Khan irked by the mention of his neurological condition by his lawyer, gestures "no" from the box to his lawyer.

12:20 pm Legal expert Majeed Memon says Salman Khan may have to go to jail till High Court takes up his appeal.

12:19 pm Truth has prevailed, law has to be the same for all, says former Maharashtra DGP Arvind Inamdar.

12:12 pm Court proceedings interrupted briefly due to noise outside courtroom, sentencing arguments resume

12:09 pm Pleading for a leaner punishment, Salman Khan's lawyer says the actor has sponsored heart surgeries of as many as 600 children under Being Human initiative.

12:08 pm Salman's lawyer tells court the actor has paid Rs 19 lakh as compensation to victims, would do more.

11:57 am

11:55 am Verdict stuns Salman's family, brothers Arbaaz and Sohail walk out looking grim.

11:50 am A group of Tamil speakers staged a protest against the actor outside the court for his support to former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

11:47 am Now is the time to truly Be Human..., tweets writer Shobhaa De as arguments are underway on the quantum of punishment

11:46 am Scene outside Mumbai court. Photo: Vivek Bendre

11:45 am Court relies upon judgements in Alistair Pereira case and Nikhil Nanda BMW case of Delhi while convicting Salman Khan

11:42 am Court asks Salman what he has to say, actor denies charges, says he was not driving the car.

11:40 am Salman Khan has been convicted under the following counts

Charges under IPC

Section 304(II) - Culpable homicide not amounting to murder

Section 279: Rash and negligent driving

Section 337: Causing hurt by act endangering life

Section 338: Causing grevious hurt

Section 427: Mischief causing damage to property

Charges under Motor Vehicles Act: Driving after consuming alcohol

Section 185: Driving after consuming alcohol

11:37 am Salman's sister Alvira Agnihotri breaks down. Salman puts up a stoic composure. Sentencing arguments go on.

11:31 am "Heart goes out to Salman," says Sanjay Dutt's sister Priya Dutt.

11:29 am Court holds that Salman Khan was driving while he was drunk: PTI

11:24 am Quantum of punishment is being discussed.

11:23 am The actor breaks down upon hearing the verdict.

11:20 am Court rejects Salman Khan's claim that driver Ashok Singh was at the wheel when the accident took place.

11:19 am Salman Khan faces 10 year imprisonment for conviction under culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

11:16 am Salman Khan has been pronounced guilty of all charges.

11:13 am Actor Salman Khan has been convicted in the case.

11:10 am Judge D.W. Deshpande arrives in court. Proceedings to start any minute now.

11:08 am Salman's brother Aarbaz Khan was seen seen praying with his eyes closed.

10:52 am Family members Sohail Khan, Arpita, Alvira, Atul Agnihotri, and Congress leader Baba Siddiqui are with Salman Khan in the court.

10:50 am Salman Khan faces charges under IPC for culpable homicide not amounting to murder which attracts maximum 10 years imprisonment.

10:47 am Many Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Soha Ali Khan, and David Dhawan met the actor at his residence this morning.

10:43 am >Here is a timeline of events since September 28, 2002 — the day Salman Khan's Toyota Land Cruiser rammed a roadside bakery in Bandra West, injuring 4.

10:38 am Dressed in whte shirt and blue denims, Salman Khan reaches a packed sessions court. His family is also present inside.

10:35 am “Today is a big day for us & we know we are not alone. Thank you for your Dua’s, love & support always. God bless!” tweets Arpita, Salman Khan's sister.

10:20 am Salman's manager Reshma Shetty arrives at the court

10:15 am He is expected to be in court by 11:15 am

10:13 am Actor Salman Khan is on his way to Mumbai sessions court.

10:10 am At Salman’s home in Galaxy Apartment in suburban Bandra, his family members — mother Salma, brothers Arbaaz and Sohail Khan, sisters Alvira and Arpita have been offering prayers since last night.

10:00 am After 13 years, it's D-day for Salman in hit-and-run case today. >Full story

Here's a look at the actor's rocky journey through fame:


Salman Khan convicted in hit-and-run case

Justice D.W. Deshpande held the Bollywood actor guilty of all counts rejecting his claim that his driver Ashok Singh was at the wheel when the accident took place. > Read more


How the hit-and-run case unfolded

From initial charges to the final verdict, here's a timeline of the case that spanned over a massive 13 years..

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“Why wasn’t key witness called in Salman case?”

only three persons were in the car at the time of the accident — Salman Khan, his bodyguard constable Ravindra Patil and Kamaal Khan.
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  • Other Controversies
  • Blackbuck case: He was accused of poaching two Blackbucks in 1998 near Jodhpur during the shooting of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'. He was sentenced to one year prison.
  • Comments about 26/11 attacks: “It was the elite that was targeted this time. So they panicked. Then they got up and spoke about it. My question is why not before? Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much,” Salman said in 2010. He claimed that Pakistan cannot be held responsible. He later apologised.
  • Aishwarya Rai in the picture: After their presence in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, the couple’s relationship was in the eye of the storm. After they broke up in 2002, Aishwarya alleged that the actor harassed her, as he was unable to come to terms with the ending of their relationship. A case was also registered by Aishwarya’s parents.
  • Brawl with SRK: In 2008, the two actors allegedly got into a fistfight during a party. The relationship between the two stars has never been the same since then. However, the two actors got back together on a good foot in an Iftar party and SRK attended Salman’s sister’s wedding. SRK visited Salman hours before the verdict on hit-and-run case.
  • Vivek Oberoi’s allegations: The actor accused Salman of "threatening to kill him, abusing and indulging in character assassination." It was rumoured that Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai were in a relationship.

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