According to latest Reports, In a major relief to Salman Khan, the Jodhpur sessions court on Saturday granted bail to the Bollywood actor in the blackbuck poaching case of 1998 with two bonds of Rs 50,000 each. Hearing Khan’s bail plea on Friday, Jodhpur District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi had reserved his judgment until Saturday.
A Jodhpur court on Thursday sentenced Salman Khan to a five-year jail term, and a penalty of Rs 10,000 in the 1998 blackbuck killing case. The case dates back to October 1998 when Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam and Dushyant Singh allegedly went on a hunting expedition and killed two blackbucks in Jodhpur’s Kankani village. The actors were in Rajasthan for the shoot of Hum Saath Saath Hain.
Meanwhile, Judge Joshi, who was scheduled to hear the actor’s bail plea in the blackbuck poaching case, has been transferred by the Rajasthan High Court, along with 87 other district judges. The judge had asked for more documents, such as files of previous cases heard by Rural and High Courts before taking a decision on the actor’s bail plea.
Salman Khan’s case was presented in the sessions court on Friday by senior advocate Mahesh Bora, who came with a 51-page bail application. He said the witnesses’ statement should not be trusted in the case and argued that the actor should be given the benefit of the doubt. He also questioned why only Salman Khan had been convicted and all other co-accused acquitted.
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