Date: Thursday, 07-May-2015, 10:36 AM | Message # 1
Salman Khan: Bollywood's superstar sentenced to 5 years in jail
One of the biggest stars in Indian film, Salman Khan, has been freed on bail, hours after being sentenced to five years in prison for killing a homeless man, Noor Ullah Khan, in a drunk-driving incident. The interim bail - until Friday - came after his lawyers appealed. A Mumbai court found Salman Khan guilty of culpable homicide after he drove into a group of people sleeping on the pavement 13 years ago.
Date: Thursday, 07-May-2015, 10:39 AM | Message # 2
The Salman Khan verdict: Bollywood plays victim, forgets the real victims?
Salman Khan was today sentenced to five years in jail in the 2002 hit-and-run case. He appealed in the High Court and was granted a two-day interim bail. While ordinary citizens welcomed the verdict as proof that everyone is equal before law, Bollywood, by and large, rallied behind the actor with some even calling the verdict unfair. On 'The Buck Stops Here', we debate if this verdict will provide a template for all such cases in future and is proof that our legal system is a great leveler between the rich and the poor. We also ask if Bollywood's response to the verdict is appropriate? As it plays victim, has it forgotten the real victims? Mohd Kalim, one of the victims and a witness in the case, shares his story. This, as jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali explains to him what she meant by tweeting about why people sleep on pavements.
Prime Time investigates the series of events following the 2002 hit and run case in which Salman Khan has been pronounced guilty. Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat tells NDTV on the show that he has done everything he had to as a prosecutor of the case. Gharat also adds that it is incorrect to blame the prosecution if Salman was able to procure a bail immediately following the judgement. (Audio in Hindi)