Lok Sabha debates Salman Khan’s ‘quick bail’, but B-Town jubilant

In a veiled reference to Khan, a member said there are 2.73 lakh undertrials who languish in jails

Mumbai/New Delhi: With Bombay high court granting relief to convicted Bollywood star Salman Khan on Friday, suspending his sentence of five years’ imprisonment pronounced earlier by a sessions court in the 2002 hit-and-run case, and the court granting regular bail to the actor till his appeal against the conviction is decided, reactions poured in.

In a veiled reference to Salman Khan, a member on Friday said in Lok Sabha that while celebrities get instant bail, there are 2.73 lakh undertrials who languish in jails and wanted the government to address this issue.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, M.I Shanavas (Cong) did not take Salman’s name but spoke of a “mega star”.

He said the “celebrity” was granted interim bail hours after his conviction by a local court in a hit-and-run case at a time when over 2.73 lakh undertrials are languishing in jails.

The government should implement a recent Supreme Court direction to grant bail to undertrials who have spent half the sentence of the crime had they been convicted. But

Bollywood celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Sajid Khan and Rohit Roy have welcomed the Bombay High Court's decision to suspend superstar Salman Khan’s five-year sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Veteran actor Rishi, who is back on Twitter after a very short absence due to the online trolls, said, "Back. Welcome reprieve for Salman.

Unprecedented reaction to this news." Filmmaker Sajid Khan tweeted, "@BeingSalmanKhan bollywood, fans and his critics will all have to agree to this.. Salman Rules Fridays... I am very happy for the Khan family,” Sajid Khan “Looks like someone up there heard all our prayers,’ actor Rohit Roy posted. Actress Ameesha Patel, who visited Salman at his residence yesterday, posted, “So happy to hear the good news that @BeingSalmanKhan has got bail. Prayers of all have been answered.”

( Source : dc with agency inputs )
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