Jodhpur: Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at the court for a hearing in the Black Buck hunting case, in Jodhpur on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI4_5_2018_000080B)
Jodhpur: Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at the court for a hearing in the Black Buck hunting case, in Jodhpur on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI4_5_2018_000080B)

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been granted bail in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, after spending two nights in jail. Yesterday sessions court reserved its decision on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s bail plea. Earlier, the District and Sessions Judge, who was scheduled to hear the bail plea was transferred by the Rajasthan High Court.

Earlier in a massive setback to Salman Khan, a Jodhpur Court on Thursday sentenced Bollywood’s superstar Salman Khan to five years in jail and a fine of Rs 10,000 was imposed on the actor for killing two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur, in 1998. But the other actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre who were accused in the same case were acquitted. A fifth person, Dushyant Singh, a local from the area, has also been acquitted.

Meanwhile, the Bollywood star’s sisters, Alvira and Arpita, met him in the jail. Later, Preity Zinta, who has acted with Salman Khan in several films, also paid him a visit. According to jail superintendent Vikram Singh, Zinta visited Salman Khan in the afternoon. A meeting was arranged in the visitor’s room, where they had a chat for about half an hour.

Live Updates

04.52 pm: Director of Salman’s upcoming film “Race 3“, Remo D’Souza, told PTI, “I am happy that he has got bail. After working with him so closely I have become a huge fan of him not only as an actor but also as a human being. Almost 90 percent of the shoot for ‘Race 3’ is over and the remaining portions will mostly be shot in India.”

Producer of “Race 3” Ramesh Taurani said he is “happy” that the actor has come out of jail. “For us, Salman coming of this was more important. Our prayers have been answered. The shooting of ‘Race 3‘ is almost over, a romantic song is left, which will feature Salman and Jacqueline Fernandez.” —PTI

03.53 pm: Salman Khan’s case next hearing on May 7

03.50 pm Fans of #SalmanKhan gather outside his residence in Mumbai and celebrate following Jodhpur Court’s verdict in #BlackBuckPaochingCase. The Court granted him bail in the case.

— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2018

03.10 pm: Bishnoi community to move High Court after Salman Khan granted bail

03.00 pm: Salman Khan granted bail by Jodhpur Court on surety of Rs 50,000

02.05 pm: Salman Khan’s bail order to be announced at 3 pm

11.40 am: No mobile phones or selfies are allowed, no outside food is coming inside, jail authorities are serving him food, says Jodhpur Jail official.

11.10 am: Verdict will be pronounced post lunch, says Salman Khan’s Lawyer.

11.04 am: Hearing currently going on, bail order likely to be announced by afternoon.

10.30 am: Hearing on Salman Khan’s bail plea begins in Jodhpur Court.

10.05 am: District and sessions court judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi arrives at Jodhpur Court, he will be hearing Salman Khan’s bail plea.

9.30 am: Salman Khan’s bail may get delayed as judge hearing his plea transferred.

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