Court acquits Salman Khan in hit-and-run case

December 10, 2015
Bollywood actor Salman Khan sits in a car as he leaves a court in Mumbai, India, May 6, 2015. An Indian court sentenced Bollywood film star Khan on Wednesday to five years in prison for killing a man in a hit-and-run accident, the latest twist in the tumultuous career of one of the country's biggest box-office draws. Khan later secured two days of interim bail from Mumbai's high court and will return to court on Friday for a hearing on having the bail extended. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade  - RTX1BTC3

Bollywood actor Salman Khan sits in a car as he leaves a court in Mumbai, May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

The Bombay High Court on Thursday overturned Bollywood actor Salman Khan‘s conviction in a 13-year-old hit-and-run case, scrapping a lower court’s sentence of five years in jail for running over a homeless man.

The decision appears to free one of Bollywood’s biggest stars from a case that threatened to end a career of portraying bad boys with a heart of gold in dozens of blockbusters. Full story

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