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We are happy and relieved: Salim Khan on Salman’s acquittal

Salman at his residence

Mumbai : Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan says he is happy and relieved after his son’s acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Yesterday, the Bombay High Court acquitted the 49-year-old actor of all charges in the case, seven months after a sessions court here 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 told PTI.

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.

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