After the Bombay High Court on Thursday acquitted Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case, people took to Twitter to express their thoughts, a mixture of joy and shock, over the verdict.
#SalmanVerdict started trending since Thursday morning.
Following are some of the tweets that depict the public perception about the verdict.
Earn Money, drink alcohol, kill poor people under its influence and get acquitted. Welcome to India where Justice is dead. #SalmanVerdict— Anurag Sharma (@anuragsharma143) December 10, 2015
The Crux of the matter is that Law is a system that protects everybody who can afford a good lawyer. If you know what I mean. #SalmanVerdict— Prafulla Pathak (@iPrafullaPathak) December 10, 2015
Lesson from #SalmanVerdict : when you sleep on the pavement, don't dare dream of justice from India's courts.— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) December 10, 2015
Wrote in May that the trial court verdict was flawed and won't hold. Sorry but you can't get tailor made verdicts! #SalmanVerdict— Raghav Chopra (@AarSee) December 10, 2015
Bail bond cancelled, charges removed, passport to be returned, birthday in 3 week..December is definitely a very happy month! #SalmanVerdict— Sneha (@_TooIndieForYou) December 10, 2015
Let's hang the drunk SUV.#SalmanVerdict— Pratyush jha (@pratyush_jha001) December 10, 2015
At least, the courts should send the "Car' to Jail? #SalmanVerdict— Darab Farooqui (@darab_farooqui) December 10, 2015
Google loses the driverless car patent to Bhai. #SalmanVerdict— Rimjhim Ray (@GlobeSlother) December 10, 2015
If Salman was punished today, I would have lost faith in money. #SalmanVerdict— Navneet (@navneetrathi21) December 10, 2015
The SUV was self-driving. The Footpath was drunk. The Homeless committed suicide. #SalmanVerdict— ChopdaSaab (@Keisar_) December 10, 2015
The Bombay High Court acquitted Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case, in which he had earlier been sentenced to five years in jail.
"On basis of evidences produced by the prosecution, the appellant cannot be convicted, no matter how differently the common man thinks," the court said on Thursday.
Earlier, the Bombay High Court had asked the Bollywood star to be present in the court.
Justice A R Joshi, who heard Khan's appeal against the five-year sentence awarded to him by a sessions court on May 6, had insisted on Salman's presence at the time of announcing the verdict.
The judges had for the past three days been dictating the verdict in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Salman Khan. On September 28, 2002, the actor's car had rammed into a shop in suburban Bandra. In the mishap, one person was killed and four others injured.
The High Court had yesterday observed that prosecution had failed to prove that the actor had consumed liquor and was driving the Toyota Land Cruiser when the mishap occurred.