This morning, the judge pronounced Salman Khan guilty in the infamous 2002 hit-and-run case. The judge discarded the theory of his driver being behind the wheels. All the 8 charges against the him has been proved and the actor has been convicted of culpable homicide. The judge said that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Now, the quantum of his punishment has been announced. Salman has been sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment. The actor will be transferred to Arthur Road Jail where he will be held in transit, until the police decide which jail to lodge him in. It needs to be seen if he chooses to appeal in the High Court or Supreme Court against this verdict.
Meanwhile, we wonder what impact would the verdict have in Bollywood since it is said that an investment of about Rs 200 crores is riding on him. Salman has two releases- 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and 'Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo' scheduled for this year.