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.
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.