Hours after Bollywood star
was sentenced to five years in jail in the 2002 hit-and-run case, his sister Arpita Khan thanked his fans for their support and added, "Today was a day filled with ups & downs, highs & lows.We leave the rest to God & hope & pray for the best.Thank you all for being with us!"
court appearance, Arpita had tweeted and thanked the actor's fans for their support and prayers.
On Wednesday, a Mumbai sessions court found Salman Khan guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced him to five years imprisonment in connection with the hit-and-run case, where he ran over a homeless person and injured four others.
Today was a day filled with ups & downs, highs & lows.We leave the rest to God & hope & pray for the best.Thank you all for being with us!— Arpita Khan Sharma (@khanarpita) May 6, 2015
Both Salman's brothers -- Arbaaz and Sohail -- and sisters -- Alvira and Arpita -- were present in the court when he was convicted. Bollywood came out in droves to support the star after the court pronounced its judgement.
The Bombay High Court granted him a two-day interim bail later in the day. Talking to media, the actor's defence lawyer Shrikant Shivade said that an appeal has been filed in the Bombay High Court, and no restrictions have been placed on the Dabangg star during his interim bail.
Salman's bail application will come up for hearing on Friday before justice AM Thipsay of the Bombay high court, on the last day before the court closes for a month-long annual summer vacation.
After getting the bail, Salman drove down to his sea-facing joint family residence in Galaxy Apartments in Bandra West, a short distance from the scene of the September 2002 accident.
He virtually received a hero's welcome as his vehicle approached his home around 8 pm, where a large number of excited fans, some crying and others screaming, waited to catch a glimpse of their heartthrob.
His personal security detail managed to keep away some women who surrounded Salman's car and whisked him off to his home where his teary-eyed family members waited.