MUMBAI (Web Desk/Agencies) – The Mumbai High Court has suspended Salman Khan’s five year sentence. A trial court had found him guilty of drunkenly driving over a group of men sleeping on a pavement, killing one.

Hearing began in the Bombay High Court on whether actor Salman Khan should get bail today or go to jail in the 2002 hit-and-run, in which a man had died.

Earlier, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was convicted and sentenced to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment in a 2002 hit-and-run case, the question on everyone’s mind was will the Bombay High Court admit his appeal and grant him bail today (Friday)?.

Even as Bollywood personalities threw their weight behind Khan saying the sentence was too harsh, there was some relief for the actor: the Supreme Court refused to stay the interim bail granted by the High Court.

Usually, in law, a first appeal against a conviction is admitted by a higher court. But if bail is denied, Khan can go to the Supreme Court the same day.