Salman's fans celebrate as court suspends his sentence

As the Bombay High Court on Friday suspended the five-year sentence awarded to Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case, scores of his fans who had converged at his residence in suburban Bandra here broke into jubilation.

A huge crowd including curious onlookers and admirers had gathered outside Galaxy apartments ahead of the court hearing on the 49-year-old actor's appeal against conviction.

Fans celebrate outside Bollywood actor Salman Khan's residence in Mumbai on Friday. Pic/Shashank Parade Fans celebrate outside Bollywood actor Salman Khan's residence in Mumbai on Friday. Pic/Shashank Parade 

As soon as the news of his bail poured in, fans started celebrating and dancing resulting in traffic disruptions in the area for a while.

A posse of security personnel, including a team of State Reserve Police Force, was deployed in the area. Meanwhile, dressed in casuals with his sun glasses on Salman left for sessions court at around 1.30 PM to execute a fresh bail bond even as celebrities including actor Anupam Kher, Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, music director Anu Malik, director duo Abbas-Mastan visited his house.

Earlier in the day, Salman's sister Alivra Agnihotri, was present for the hearing at the High Court along with Congress leader Baba Siddiqui. His brothers Arbaaz and Sohail chose to stay with Salman at home.

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