2002 hit-and-run case: Fans rejoice Salman’s acquittal

Mumbai, Dec. 10 (ANI): Salman Khan’s fans on Thursday expressed their delight over the Bombay High Court’s decision to quash all the charges against him in the 2002 hit-and-run case and described the Bollywood actor as a very good ‘human being’.

Salman Khan is a very good human being. It’s good that he got acquitted. I watch his movies. I am waiting in front of his house to see him. I am very happy that he got acquitted,” said one of his fans.

“It’s a big reason for happiness for us. He is an honest person. We are happy for him. Our prayers are with him,” added another fan.

Meanwhile, scores of fans of the ‘Dabangg’ actor have gathered outside his Galaxy apartment in Mumbai to celebrate his acquittal.

The Bombay High Court earlier quashed all the charges against Salman in this case.

The High Court said that on basis of evidences produced by the prosecution, the appellant cannot be convicted, no matter how differently the common man thinks.

Pronouncing the verdict, Justice A.R. Joshi observed that the prosecution has failed to establish the case against Salman.

The High Court also observed that appreciation of evidence by trial court is not proper according to principles of jurisprudence. There has been a faulty manner to establish procedure for connecting chain of evidence with regard to biological evidence, the High Court added.

The actor was convicted of all charges by a sessions court earlier this year in the case relating to 2002 when Salman’s Toyota Land Cruiser had crashed into five men sleeping outside a bakery on Hill Road in Bandra in the early hours of September 28. One person was killed and four others were injured. (ANI)

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