Bombay HC grants Salman’s plea to travel abroad

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Mumbai: The single judge vacation bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted Salman Khan’s plea for permission to travel abroad to Dubai for an event. The actor has been allowed to travel from May 27 to 30.

Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi laid down several conditions for the actor. Salman has to submit his detailed travel plans to the police, including his flight date and time, his address in Dubai and contact numbers. He has to inform the Indian consulate in the United Arab Emirates about his arrival in and departure from Dubai.

The actor also has to furnish an additional cash security of Rs. 2 lakh.

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Two weeks after his conviction and five-year-sentence for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 2002 case where his car crashed into a Bandra laundry killing one person, the Bollywood superstar moved the Bombay high court for permission to travel abroad. His plea was listed for hearing at serial number 13 before Justice Shalini Phansalkar Joshi on May 26.

The Bombay HC had on May 8 admitted Khan’s appeal against the conviction, suspended the sentence and granted him bail. But the HC had said that the actor would require to seek prior permission each time he wishes to travel abroad. Khan thus moved the HC in the vacation for permission to go to Dubai for an event scheduled to take place on May 29.