Actor John Abraham was convicted for rash and negligent driving and injuring two people and sentenced to 15 days’ simple imprisonment on Thursday.
The Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate’s court, however, granted him bail immediately.
“John Abraham was convicted and was sentenced to 15 days’ imprisonment but was granted bail after he moved a bail application,” said Mangesh Pote, senior inspector of police, Khar police station.
Pote said the court has not impounded or suspended Abraham’s licence. Neither John nor his lawyer was available for comment.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1,500 on Abraham, Pote said, and given him a month to appeal against the decision in the sessions court. “There were five witnesses in the case including both the victims,” Pote said.
The incident occurred on April 8, 2006. Abraham had hit a bicycle with his Yamaha Hayabusa at 11:15 pm on Carter Road in Bandra (West), injuring the two men riding the bicycle.
Abraham had taken the victims, Shyam Kasbe, 22, and Tanmay Majhi, 19, employees of Judo Wine shop at Pali Naka, to the nearby Bhabha Hospital. The actor, who was also hurt, later got himself admitted to Lilavati Hospital. He had hurt his ankle and his knee.
The preliminary medical report from the hospital had said that Abraham had not consumed any alcohol.
The police said Abraham was returning from the Gladrags show while the victims were returning home after closing the shop.
The police had booked the actor under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.
One of the victims had initially alleged that Abraham had hit him on the way to the hospital, but later denied this claim.