The Bombay High Court has granted permission to Salman Khan, who is out on bail after being convicted in the 2002 hit-and-run case, to travel abroad for a show.
Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi allowed the actor to visit Dubai for the Indo-Arab Bollywood Awards show on May 29 while hearing an application filed by him.
Salman's lawyer Niranjan Mundargi informed the court that the actor has to travel from May 27 to May 30, as he has professional commitments.
Mundargi said the actor will surrender his passport to the police within 12 hours of his return.
Since Salman is now a convict, he will have to inform the Indian consulate in Dubai about his entry and exit. “Since the applicant (Salman) is ready to abide by the conditions, his application deserves to be allowed,” the High Court said.
"Salman shall furnish his travel plan, flight timing and number, address of the place where he will be staying in Dubai, his contact details including mobile number and landline number to the investigating agency,” Justice Phansalkar-Joshi
The court further directed Salman to submit additional cash security of Rs two lakh before the trial court prior to leaving the country.
On May 6, Salman was convicted by a sessions court of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and sentenced him to five years in jail in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
A man was killed and four others were wounded when Khan’s Toyota Land Cruiser ran over them while they were asleep on a pavement outside a bakery in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002.
The High Court had on May 8 granted the actor bail and suspended his sentence pending hearing and final disposal of his appeal against conviction.
The High Court had, however, directed the actor to take the court’s permission every time he intended to leave the country. Pursuant to this condition, Salman filed the application seeking permission.
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