Tight security at HC today, Salman Khan unlikely to present

Extra security personals are deployed at High Court today as Salman Khan’s bail application will be heard today. Today is a very important day as HC will decide whether Salman Khan will go to the jail for five years or he will be released on bail. As today is the deciding day, thousands of the Khan’s fans gathered outside the HC to know the judgement of Salman Khan. On Wednesday, Session Court convicted Salman Khan culpable homicide not amounting to murder in 2002 hit-and-run case. Mumbai Police will deploy extra 200 personnel in addition to the 400 personnel already guarding the High Court premises through out the year.

The actor’s regular bail application will be heard at the Bombay High Court today.

On Wednesday, Salman was sentenced five years of rigorous punishment for killing one and injuring four others after he run his SUV over sleeping street dwellers.“Both the sessions court and the High Court are vital installations and are protected round the clock in any case. On Wednesday, we had provided around 150 extra personnel at the sessions court. On Friday, there will be 200 additional personnel, in addition to the 400 personnel that are anyway deployed at the High Court for its regular security,” said Additional Commissioner of Police (South Region) Krishna Prakash.

Prakash, however, insisted that the police were not responsible for Wednesday’s chaos.

“The interior of the court is not too spacious and when too many people entered, it led to chaos. Electricity was also shut off for a short period, adding to the chaos. As far as the exterior area is concerned, I think it was well managed. It is difficult to control access inside the court building as there are many courtrooms inside it and a lot of people need to enter the building for their own work,” said Prakash. He added that the same kind of problem was not anticipated on Friday as the interior of the High Court was more spacious and there would also be additional bandobast.

Salman Khan is not likely to present at the court today.