Bombay HC allows Salman to travel abroad

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Actor Salman Khan will be able to travel abroad to Dubai for an event on 29 May. Salman’s plea for permission to travel abroad was accepted by a single judge vacation bench of the Bombay High Court on 25 May.

The relief for the actor comes two weeks after his conviction and five-year-sentence for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

The Bombay HC had on May 8 admitted Khan’s appeal against the conviction, suspended the sentence and granted him bail. But the court had said that the actor would have to seek prior permission each and every time he wishes to travel abroad.

Salman Khan’s plea for permission to travel abroad to Dubai was heard on Tuesday by a single judge vacation bench of the Bombay High Court. It was listed at serial number 13 before vacation judge Justice Shalini Phansalkar Joshi who heard his lawyer. 

Justice Phansalkar Joshi said, “Bearing in mind that Khan is willing to abide by conditions. He is allowed to travel to Dubai from May 27 for his performance on May 29 in Dubai for the award function.”

She imposed the condition that he should submit plans where he stays in Dubai too and while returning back, he should report to the Consulate there, and he should furnish a cash security of Rs 3 lakh. “He should give an undertaking that he will abide by conditions imposed and return his passport on his arrival to Mumbai within 12 hours.”

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