Salman Khan
Bollywood actor Salman Khan sits in a car as he leaves a court in Mumbai,Reuters

Salman Khan was convicted of all charges on 6 May in the 2002 hit-and-run case, after which he was sentenced to 5 years in jail. However, the actor wasn't immediately taken into custody as he managed a 48-hour interim bail.

After the Bombay High Court heard the superstar's bail plea subsequently suspending prison term on 8 May, social media stood divided in their opinion of the current status.

While some fans are elated to know their idol isn't going anywhere, rest are mighty disappointed with him going scott free.

Here are some tweets:

Negative reaction

Katie: Money can buy almost anything, be it police order or justice. You just have to be the highest bidder. #SalmanBailOrJail

Subaganesh: Celebrity in India! U can get away with anything. No need to repay bank loans,Income tax,drunken driving..list endless #SalmanBailOrJail

Aftermath: well, Yet another Friday proved to be BlockBuster for Salman #SalmanBailOrJail

Confused Soul: Very shameful... I guess wrong msg is spread... won't be surprised if more such accidents happen :/ #SalmanBailOrJail

Rahul Rajan: Who says our Judicial System is slow. IT IS SUPER FAST, selectively. #SalmanBailOrJail #SalmanVerdict

Ruchir Modi: Some people in the judiciary have made justice a joke in India.. Really sad day.. #SalmanBailOrJail

Abhishek Pathak: Cannot believe this. Kill & if you are @BeingSalmanKhan you will get superfast bail & suspended sentence! Ridiculous ! #SalmanBailOrJail

Sonal Bakshi: Once again faith in Indian Judiciary shaken. #SalmanKhan gets bail even though he's guilty. Country only for the Rich and Famous. #Shame.

Positive reaction

Zubi: After 13 years the punishment makes no sense. Set him free. #SalmanBailOrJail

My Jaan SalmanKhan: Salman Khan Gets A Bail For High Court yeahhhhhhhhh@BeingSalmanKhan Love you (sic).

Ankit Aggarwal: Abhi tho party suru hui hai i am happy salman khan bail love u bhai jaan

Mostly Carbon: Mujhe jyada samjhne ki koshish mat karo main bail mein aata hu, Jail mein nahi ~SalmanKhan #TwistedBollywoodDialogues

SamarpitaChakraborty: Salman Khan's fans are dancing. Bail to bhai #SalmanVerdict

Aliya Khan: BREAKING NEWS Salman Khan Got Bail Won't Go to Jail yess I'm so happy ahumdulillah @BeingSalmanKhan #SalmanKhanForLife (sic).

Salman Khan FanClub: Great news for all Salman fans! Salman Khan has been granted bail. Love does trump all :)

Nymisha Reddy: A big relief for #SalmanKhan. #Bombay #HighCourt granted bail to him.#Humanity never fails.God always with good people.#FeelingHappy

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