Mumbai: The Jodhpur Sessions court has granted bail to Salman Khan in the Blackbuck poaching case of Rajasthan. Salman’s sisters Alvira and Arpita were present during the hearing. The Judge heard the defence and the prosecution and finally granted bail to the Bollywood Superstar.
The social media, news channels and the internet are on fire since April 5 when the Bollywood ‘Dabangg’ star, Salman Khan, was convicted in the 2-decade old Black bucks poaching case by the Jodhpur Session Court. Salman Khan had allegedly shot two black bucks, endangered species, in the forest near Kankani Village in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. The other accused in the case, Neelam, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, along with the guide Dushyant Singh were acquitted in the case.
The Jodhpur Court Judge Ravinder Kumar declared Salman Khan convicted in the Black Buck poaching case under section 51 of Wildlife Protection Act, acquitting the other accused in the case. The court awarded 5 year imprisonment to the star and also levied a monetary penalty of Rs. 10,000 on him. Salman was then directly taken to the Jodhpur central jail where he was lodged in the ward no. 6 and given the prisoner no. 106.
The ‘Dabangg’ star’s attorney for the blackbuck poaching case, Hastimal Saraswat, appealed in the Jodhpur court for Khan’s bail. The bail plea was to be heard the next day i.e. Friday, April 6, however, the bail plea was rescheduled for hearing on Saturday. Judge Ravinder Kumar who pronounced the verdict in the case was promoted and queued in APO (Awaiting Posting Order). The Rajasthan High Court on Friday transferred 86 judges in the state along with Judge Ravinder Kumar Joshi who was scheduled to hear Salman’s bail plea. This resulted in the further delay in hearing Salman’s bail plea.