Two-day breather by Bombay HC

Two-day breather by Bombay HC

Two-day breather by Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court breather to Salman Khan, in the form of a two-day interim bail, came after Justice Abhay Thipsey accepted the contention that the final reasoned order copy was awaited.

“The urgency in the matter is that the appellant (Salman), who was on bail throughout the trial, is likely to be taken into custody today. However, the copy of the order has not been delivered yet.…The order could have been pronounced when the copy was ready. Why was the order pronounced today? It should not have been delivered if the copy is not ready,” Justice Thipsey said.

Noted counsel and former Solicitor General of India Harish Salve appeared on behalf of Khan in the Bombay High Court.

The Judge said that in all fairness and in the interest of justice, it would be “proper to protect” Salman Khan for the time till a copy of the order is furnished to him.

Salve argued that Salman should be granted bail till he gets copy of the order.  “So far, we have only got a two-page operative part of the judgement but not a detailed copy giving reasons for the conviction,” he said.

Opposing his plea, government pleaderSandeep Shinde said the court should not entertain the actor’s plea without a copy of the conviction order.

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