Bollywood Star Salman Khan Granted Bail in Poaching Case

Salman Khan returns to Jodhpur jail after 12 years

"This case shouldn't be seen in the same way with the ones in which Khan has been acquitted by the High Court".

Within few minutes judge's order copy will reach trail court after which the jail authorities will read the copy and salman Khan accused Number 106, will be sent out.

"Arguments were already over in the morning but Judge Joshi reserved the order for post lunch". But Mr. Khan appealed the decision, and the sentence was suspended.

Khan, one of the world's highest paid actors, was imprisoned Thursday after a court convicted him for killing rare antelopes known as black bucks on a hunting trip while shooting a movie in 1998.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan's sister Alvira Khan arrives for his bail hearing at the sessions court in Jodhpur on Saturday.

It said the high court had also raised suspicion over the recovery of a Gypsy auto, pellets and arms from the actor in the two other poaching cases against him. Actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, and Neelam, were let off for lack of evidence.

Prosecutors asserted in court that Salman should not be given the bail.




Every day in the Mumbai suburb of Bandra, fans flock to Salman Khan's apartment building to catch a glimpse of the Bollywood actor.

Khan, who was lodged in the Jodhpur jail after his sentencing on Thursday, was granted bail on a bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of like amount, defence counsel Mahesh Bora said.

Locals said that they heard gunshots just after midnight on October 1 and rushed to the forest, where they thought they recognized the driver of a vehicle as Mr. Khan, who was also accused of killing several protected deer in the area.

The Defence lawyers have argued that the witness is unreliable as she lives two kilometers away from where the blackbucks were killed.

The court's ruling against Khan, who has 32.5 million followers on Twitter and was promoting his movie last week, sparked worries among Bollywood traders. But the actor's legal travails are not yet over as the case will come up for hearing again on May 7.

The district and sessions court heard arguments on the suspension of sentence and bail application before deferring the matter till Saturday.

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