Salman khan granted bail in blackbuck poaching case

Slaman Khan in Jodhpur

Salman khan granted bail in blackbuck poaching case

This was Salman's fourth stint in the Jodhpur Central Jail, which also houses religious preacher Asaram Bapu, who has been accused of rape.

However, Salman's co-actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre, who allegedly accompanied the superstar on late night hunting, were acquited by the court.This was the Salman's fourth time in this prison. "He has to produce personal bond worth INR 50,000 plus two other sureties worth INR 25,000 each", read a statement.

His fans across cheered for his release.

District and Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi heard the arguments of prosecution and defence which lasted for about an hour and pronounced the order at around 3 pm, a defence counsel said.

The actor's sentencing was based on an accident where he killed two black Bucks, an endangered specie of Antelopes in 1998.

Her mother also said that her inclination towards Salman is so high that she starts crying everytime Salman Khan cries in his movies.

Most of his family members, including sisters Arpita and Alvira, have been in Jodhpur since Wednesday to be with Khan.

The actor has already spent two nights as Qaidi No. 106 in Jodhpur Central Jail following his conviction in the blackbuck poaching case by a lower court on Thursday.

Ever since the actor was sentenced to five years, his friends and colleagues from the industry swarmed at the Galaxy Apartments, Salman's residence in Mumbai to extend their support to his family.

The megastar's lawyers approached the Rajasthan High Court for bail immediately after sentencing.

Khan has almost $90 million riding on his projects in coming months with at least three films in the pipeline, analysts say.

The court found him guilty while acquitting four other actors.

The Rajasthan High Court acquitted Mr. Khan in 2016 of shooting the protected deer, known as chinkara, overturning previous convictions.

His next film, "Race 3", is an action thriller scheduled for release later in the year. Deeming the megastar's case as "unusual", Manilal expressed, "these days, wildlife crime matters are commonly fast-tracked, bail is often denied, and offenders regularly receive seven-year prison sentences".

"I am happy that he has got bail".

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