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Gul Panag: Justice will be upheld in Salman case

As Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was given interim bail on Wednesday after being sentenced to five years in jail for the 2002 hit-and-run case, actress and social activist Gul Panag said she was "confident" that the actor will further be granted bail on Friday and believes that "justice will be upheld".

Also read: 2002 hit-and-run verdict: Salman Khan proven guilty of all charges

Gul Panag
Gul Panag

"It's a very difficult time for his family but we live in a country where as responsible citizens we must obey the law of the land," Gul, who was here on Wednesday to promote a jewellery brand, told IANS.

"... his (Salman's) team will definitely appeal in a higher court and I'm confident that justice will be upheld," the 36-year-old added.

The two have worked together in 2008 film 'Hello'.

Salman Khan was granted two days interim bail on medical grounds by the Bombay High Court after his defence team led by Supreme Court counsel Harish Salve mentioned the matter before Justice A.M. Thipsay.

Salve cited medical reasons for seeking bail and also argued that a person could not be arrested on the basis of a summarised court order.

The hearing on the bail application will now be taken up on Friday morning.

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