So how superstar back home the same day he was sentenced to five years in prison? Legal experts say that there were two factors responsible – Khan seems to have gone to court prepared with a plan of action in case of conviction; and as soon as he was convicted, he hired the best he could find, Harish Salve, which has been described is one of the most expensive lawyer in India.
Although most of the appeals have not condemned until they have received a copy of the order of conviction and prepared their grounds of appeal, Salve presented one based on part of the order that had been released to his client.
Arguing on the high court, he said: “We have not received the copy of the order We have attached the operative part.”.
Salve also said that the grounds for the appeal were speculative reasons, since they have no order, and therefore provisional measures requested until Friday.
Defender Sharif Sheik said: “This is a case of celebrity If a layman had been convicted, he would not have been able to address the high court so quickly even if he approached the HC, the court would not consider in circumstances normal. ”
Lawyer Amin Solkar also felt probably were extenuating circumstances that led the court to consider the application so quickly.
“It is a special case and does not have to be special circumstances to grant such relief,” he said. “There must have been special circumstances established by the defense.”
Salman Khan Hit-and-Run Case Timeline
- Sept 28, 2002 Salman Khan arrested and granted bail.
- Oct 2002 Charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder filed.
- 2003 Khan’s plea challenging section one of case rejected in sessions court.
- Oct 2003 State moves SC against order which directs magistrate court to decide charges.
- 2006 Magistrate court frames charges of rash and negligent driving among others.
- Mar 2011 Prosecution pushes for serious charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder
(304 part II).
- Dec 2012 Magistrate court adds section 304 part II and commits trial to sessions court.
- July 23, 2013 Session court frames charges for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, can now be jailed for 10 years.
- Aug 19,2013 Newjudge assigned.
- Nov 19,2013 Khan pleads for fresh trial.
- Dec 5,2013 Fresh trial ordered.
- Mar 30, 2015 Salman Khan’s driver Ashok Singh says he was driving the car.
- Apr 9,2015 Prosecution concludes final argument.
- Apr 10, 2015 Defence presents final argument.
- Apr 20,2015 Defence completes argument.
- May 06, 2015 Salman Khan convicted and sentenced to five years in prison by the sessions court.
Charges against Salman Khan
- 304 part II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of IPC
- 279 (rash and negligent driving) of IPC
- 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life) of IPC
- 338 (causing grievous hurt) of IPC
- 427 (mischief causing damage to property) of IPC
Motor Vehicle Act
- Sections 34(a) and (b) (cancellation of registration of vehicle) read with 181 (driving vehicle in contravention of rules)
- Section 185 (driving at great speed after taking drinks) of the Bombay Prohibition Act.