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Salman has spent over Rs 25 crore in the hit-and-run case: Salim Khan

bollywood Updated: Dec 14, 2015 10:45 IST
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Screenwriter Salim Khan along with his son Salman Khan and wife Helen participates in a procession for the immersion of an idol of Lord Ganesh in a file photo from September 18, 2015. (IANS)

Salman Khan ’s father Salim Khan has said that the Bollywood actor has spent more than Rs 25 crore in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The writer added that he was happy and relieved after his son’s acquittal on Thursday.

Yesterday, the Bombay High Court acquitted the 49-year-old actor of all charges in the case, seven months after a sessions court convicted and sentenced him to five-year imprisonment in May. “Everybody is happy...every person who is close to Salman emotionally, is happy. I am happy and relieved,” Salim Khan said.

Read: Salman Khan breaks down, ‘accepts HC verdict with humility’

Salman Khan near Bombay High Court in Mumbai on December 10, 2015, after being acquitted of culpable homicide in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The court cleared Salman of killing a homeless man in a hit-and-run crash 13 years ago, acquitting him of all charges after he appealed his conviction. (AFP)

The veteran Bollywood scriptwriter feels people are oblivious to the ordeal that Salman faced in the case. “People are saying he has just walked away... he has been in the jail for few days. He has spent over Rs 20-25 crores (on the case). Besides this, what about the tension that he and everyone went through all this time?” Salim said.

On September 28, 2002, Salman’s car had rammed into a bakery shop in suburban Bandra killing one and injuring four others.