Bombay HC grants two-days interim bail to Salman Khan

MUMBAI: Bollywood star Salman Khan was granted two days interim bail on Wednesday by the Bombay High Court, hours after being sentenced to five years in prison by a sessions court for killing a homeless man in a 2002 hit-and-run crash after a night out drinking.

While convicting Khan, sessions court judge DW Deshpande said that all the charges against the star, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder, had been proved.

The judge said that 49-year-old Khan was driving the car at the time of the accident and the defence’s contention that his driver Ashok Singh was at the wheel was not probable.