09/05/2015 2:58 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Kiran Bedi: Salman Khan's Case Shows That VIPs Can Avoid Jail

Bollywood actor Salman Khan gestures to fans from the balcony of his home, flanked by his mother Sushila Charak and father Salim Khan in Mumbai, India, Friday, May 8, 2015. A court on Friday granted bail to Khan, one of India's biggest movie stars until it hears his appeal challenging his conviction in a drunk-driving hit-and-run case more than a decade ago. (AP Photo)

NEW DELHI — The bail given to Bollywood star Salman Khan has given the impression that VIPs and the rich can avoid jail with "best legal aid", former police officer Kiran Bedi said on Friday.

On Wednesday, a lower court in Mumbai sentenced Salman to five years in prison for running over a man sleeping on a pavement in Mumbai. Just hours later, the Bombay High Court gave the actor two-day interim bail.

On Friday, the high court suspended the sentence itself.

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