Hours after Salman Khan was acquitted by the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case, the Bollywood superstar thanked his fans and family for their unconditional support.
In a post on Twitter, Salman Khan said: “I accept the decision of the judiciary with humility. I thank my family, friends & fans for their support & prayers.”
I accept the decision of the judiciary with humility. I thank my family, friends & fans for their support & prayers .
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 10, 2015
Setting aside Salman’s conviction by the Sessions Court, the Bombay High Court said in the jam-packed courtroom, “The appeal is allowed. The trial court’s verdict is quashed and set aside…Salman is acquitted of all the charges.” (Read: Salman Khan hit-and-run case verdict: Probe was conducted in a faulty manner, says Bombay HC)
Holding that the evidence was “weak”, Justice Joshi dwelt upon the shortcomings in the prosecution’s case, such as not recording evidence of important witnesses and also omissions and contradictions in the evidence of injured witnesses.