Actor Salman Khan has been acquitted by the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case today.
What the actual story is?
Salman Khan left in the middle of a film shooting when he was asked by the court to be present for the decision on his appeal against a lower court order which held him guilty of killing a man with his SUV after a night out drinking and he had then been sentenced to five years in jail. The court said that the prosecution had failed to establish beyond doubt that the actor was driving and was drunk at the time of the accident. The court questioned the credibility of Mr Khan’s bodyguard Ravindra Patil, a key prosecution witness.
On September 28, 2002, the actor’s Toyota Land Cruiser crashed into five men sleeping outside the American Bakery in Bandra which killed one.