5:10 PM: Salman gets interim bail from High Court

4: 15 pm : Harish Salve to represent Salman Khan in Bombay HC

4: 10 pm: Salman Khan's bail plea hearing begins in Bombay HC

4: 00 pm: What will we get even if he's punished? We only want compensation: Mohd Sheikh (Victim of Hit&Run)

3:15 pm: Salman Khan's bail plea to be heard in HC at 4pm today

3: 05 pm: Salman's lawyer move HC for bail application, will appeal for the bail in front of  Justice Thipsay.

3: 00 pm: Salman's lawyer and sister reach High Court say, will try for his earliest bail


2: 50 pm: Court will give formal order, after judicial custody we hv to follow process: Satya Narayan (Investigating Officer)

2: 30 pm: Everything now depends on how Salman Khan's lawyer presents the case: Ujjwal Nikam (Senior Lawyer)

2.15 pm: Court accepted Salman Khan's fault. Copy of judgement yet to reach me: Pradeep Gharat, Public Prosecutor

2.10 pm: Today's judgement has made it clear that no one is above the law: Abha Singh

2.05 pm: I am very happy that this case has been heard and the punishment has been pronounced: Abha Singh

2.00 pm: Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years jail, it was confered that he was the one driving the car: Abha Singh

1.55 pm: Because if sessions court pronounces a punishment for more than 3 yrs then they can not give bail: Majeed Memon

1.50 pm: Salman Khan shocked by sentence, sits down and breaks down into tears

1.45 pm: Salman Khan had no expression on his face, no tears, head was tilted down when Judge D W Deshpande announced a 5yr jail term

1.40 pm: Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years

1.30 pm: Preity Zinta and Sonakshi Sinha reach Galaxy apartments

1: 12 pm:  Would hope that justice system isn't based on what media says or person's status in life: Vijay Mallya

1: 09 pm: Heart wrenching, but law takes its course. But in past judges have reduced punishment keeping in mind humanitarian work: Babul Supriyo

12: 50 pm: Salman bhai helped us when my dad was pronounced to hv cancer, he shouldnt be given strict punishment: Salman's fan

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

12: 20 pm: Public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat asks judge to give maximum punishment of 10yrs to Salman Khan

12.10 pm: Heated exchanges continue between media and police outside courtroom 52, judge intervenes, tells all to keep quiet

11.58 am: I will pray for a lesser sentence. I have full sympathy with him: Hema Malini

11.57 am: Sohail Khan gets emotional as he leaves the court premises

11.55 am: Salman Khan's sisters Alvira Khan Agnihotri and Arpita Khan Sharma are in tears in the courtroom

11.52 am: Sohail Khan left the court premises since Salman Khan's mother fell ill at their residence

11.50 am: Salman Khan's lawyer Shrikant Shivade cites Alistair Pereira& BMW hit and run Nanda case for reduced sentence (2yrs)

11.45 am: Baba Siddique and Sohail Khan leave court premises

11.40 am: Salman Khan's lawyer pleads with judge for max sentence of 2yrs & a fine, keeping in mind actor's humanitarian work

11.35 am: Salman Khan guilty of all charges in 2002 hit-and-run case

11.30 am: Salman Khan held guilty in 2002 hit-and-run case

11.25 am: Judge to Salman Khan in Mumbai Sessions court: This has been proved that you were driving the car

11.17 am: There can be 5-10 years of sentence if both things are proved: KTS Tulsi

11.15 am: Hit and run&drunk driving both are much aggravating things, if it’s proved that Salman was driving it will create problem for him: KTS Tulsi

11.10 am: Salman Khan in courtroom

11.05 am: Key witness drives Salma Khan to court

11.02 am: When I came close the scene I recognized Salman,didn't see whether he was driving or not,he was standing out of car when I came:John Francis

11.00 am: I am praying that Salman gets free: John Francis Fernandes (eye witness)

10.55 am:Tamil groups protest outside Sessions Court

10.50 am:  Prayers offered for Salman Khan in Kanpur

10.32 am: We have tried to bring the truth and placed all facts in front of the court: Pradeep Gharat (Public Prosecutor)

10.30 am: Salman Khan reaches Sessions Court

10.27 am: Salman Khan en-route to Sessions Court

10:25 am: Family and friends offer prayers

10.20 am: In coming hours court will pronounce it's verdict: Pradeep Gharat (Public prosecutor)

09.30 am: Salman's sister Arpita reaches actor's residence

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The judgement in the over 12-year-old case, whose trial saw many twists and turns, was delivered by Judge DW Deshpande. The 49-year-old actor along with his family members was present in the courtroom.

Significantly, the court held that Salman was driving under the influence of alcohol and also did not have a driving license.

The court relied upon judgements in Alistair Pereira and Sanjeev RPT Sanjeev Nanda BMW case of Delhi while convicting Salman Khan.

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It also asked what he had to say on the verdict to which he denied charges saying he was not driving the car at the time of mishap.

The actor's mother has been visiting temples for the last few days, family sources said. Salman returned from Jammu and Kashmir where he had been shooting for his home production 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' which is due to release in July.

Earlier, the actor arrived in the evening and spent time with his family at home, the sources added. Judge D W Deshpande has summoned Salman to the sessions court at 11.15 am in connection with the 12-year-old case.
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As the court delivered the verdict, Salman had tears in his eyes and stood silently in the dock.

After the conviction, his lawyer began arguments on quantum of punishment in the case.

A tight security blanket was thrown around the court, where Salman's family including brothers Arbaaz, Sohail and sister Arpita Khan had arrived early this morning ahead of the verdict.

One person was killed and four others were injured on the night of September 28, 2002 in suburban Bandra when Salman's Toyota Land Cruiser rammed into a Bakery. The victims were sleeping on the pavement when the SUV ran over them.

A Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate, who conducted the trial under lesser charge of rash and negligent driving, which carries a maximum punishment of two years, had in 2012 slapped the more serious offence of culpable homicide and committed the matter to the sessions court.

The popular actor was tried afresh under the harsher charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder which is punishable with imprisonment upto 10 years.
    
While the prosecution had insisted that a drunk Khan was driving the Land Cruiser, the actor had claimed that it was his driver Ashok Singh who was behind the wheel. Singh has endorsed the defence's claim.

The defence had also argued that police had not obtained finger prints from the steering wheel to find out who was driving the vehicle.

Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat has alleged that Khan was driving the vehicle after consuming 'Bacardi rum' at a bar, a charge denied by the actor, who said he had just a glass of water.

Nurullah Mehboob Sharif was killed in the accident in which Kalim Mohammed Pathan, Munna Malai Khan, Abdullah Rauf Shaikh and Muslim Shaikh had been injured.
    
Local activist Santosh Daundkar had filed an application accusing the police of perjury (giving false evidence under oath) by examining a wrong set of doctors to delay the trial by three years.
    
He had also questioned why singer Kamaal Khan, who was in the vehicle at the time of the accident, was not being examined by the police.
    
The actor has been charged under IPC sections 304 part II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) which attracts upto 10 years in prison; 279 (rash and negligent driving) which stipulates six months jail; 337 & 338 (causing hurt by act endangering life and causing grievous hurt respectively) with punishment up to two years, and 427 (mischief causing damage to property) with maximum punishment of upto two years.
    
Under Motor Vehicles Act, Khan has been charged under Sections 34(a), (b) read with 181 (driving vehicle in contravention of rules) and 185 (driving at great speed after consuming alcohol).
    
He has also been charged under provisions of Bombay Prohibition Act relating to driving under influence of alcohol which provides for maximum six months' jail.
    
Earlier on Wednesday, Salman, wearing blue jeans and a white shirt, reached the civil and sessions court in South Mumbai from his Bandra residence with a posse of bodyguards in a white car to a jam-packed audience outside amid protests by a Tamil group (Ilangar Tamil Kazagam) demanding maximum punishment for the actor who had supported Mahinda Rajapakse during the Sri Lankan Presidential campaign.

 

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