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Salman Khan on his acquittal: Accept decision of judiciary with humility

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who has been acquitted of all charges in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court, tweeted his reaction to the verdict.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan walks from Bombay High Court in Mumbai on December 10, 2015, after being acquitted of culpable homicide. Pic/AFPBollywood actor Salman Khan walks from Bombay High Court in Mumbai on December 10, 2015 after being acquitted of culpable homicide. Pic/AFP

Here is what he has to say:

The actor was given a clean chit in the September 28, 2002, accident case by the Bombay High Court, citing lack of evidences. The accident in Bandra left one pavement dweller dead and four others injured. 

Delivering the much-awaited verdict, Justice A.R. Joshi said the actor "cannot be convicted" on the basis of the evidences produced by the prosecution in the 13-year-old case and trial. (Read full story)

Also read: Salman Khan acquitted: Timeline of 2002 hit-and-run case

As soon as the news broke, #SalmanVerdict became the top trending topic on Twitter and congratulations poured in for the 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' star.

Also read: Salman Khan walks free! Bollywood reacts to #SalmanVerdict

Salman, clad in a dark, checked shirt and jeans, showed no emotion while the verdict was being pronounced, but was later seen quietly wiping tears from his eyes in the court.

Most family members, including his father Salim Khan, his sisters, brothers, and aides accompanied him for the judgment. Even his long-time bodyguard Shera could be seen shielding the actor from the media around the court premises.

Salman rushed to Mumbai from a shooting schedule in Karjat, in adjacent Raigad district, following the court's directive to be present on Thursday.

Post-verdict, Salman completed various legal formalities in the court, including executing a bond if the prosecution decided to appeal in the case, before he could walk out a free man.

(With inputs from agencies)

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4 Comments

  • Lakshmi11-Dec-2015

    It proves that we have long ways to go to be a real democracy. Right now we work rich - stupid people follow these guys like they are gods. People, please see what he did; killed poor and walking free as though nothing happened. At least shed two tears for the poor that lost lives under your hero's wheels.

  • Joe Chakeu10-Dec-2015

    Money, Money must be funny ion a rich man's world. I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to payAin't it sadAnd still there never seems to be a single penny left for meThat's too badIn my dreams I have a planIf I got me a wealthy manI wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball... Mera Bharat Mahaan. Salman is bollywood superstar he is a bollywood gangster. Why is no one shouting about intolerance now.

  • Biltu11-Dec-2015

    SALMAN SAHIB . ONE DAY YOU WILL STAND IN THE COURT OF ALLAH.

  • shu10-Dec-2015

    Money talks with money u can kill anyone and that is true with sanjay dutt and salman oh yes money is wanted no matter who dies or who is shot yesss that is INDIA

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