Hearing resumes in Jodhpur court on Salman's bail plea

Posted April 07, 2018

Judge Joshi on Friday had said that he will study the actor's case before taking a decision on his bail plea.

While sentencing Salman to five years in jail, chief judicial magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri pointed out the fan following of the superstar, saying, "The accused is a popular actor whose deeds are followed by people".

Khan hunted and killed blackbucks on October 1, 1998, during the shooting of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain.

In these two cases pertaining to the Wildlife Protection Act, the Rajasthan high court acquitted the actor in July, 2016.

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In a late night development, Joshi was transferred to Sirohi as part of a reshuffle.

Salman's sisters Alvira and Arpita were present in court. "Besides this, he (Salman Khan) has been acquitted in all the other cases of poaching after the prosecution failed to prove the allegations against him".

According to reports, Salman Khah's stay has been facilitated by the installation of an air cooler, which is unlikely treatment for a prisoner.

Actor's bail plea has been postponed and is now sentenced to five years of imprisonment. "He could be released at about 7.30 pm", said lawyer Bharat Bhusan Sharma.

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"Arguments were already over in the morning but Judge Joshi reserved the order for post lunch".

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The killing took place near a village of Bishnois, who are passionate about protecting the animals. He was petrified. I took him out of there, gave him some water. "But when he makes a mistake, it is blown out of proportion", says actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar to PTI. "If he refuses to decide the application today, the defence could seek refuge of the link court which is the ADJ court", Bishnoi said.

Jodhpur Central Jail houses three more high profile inmates apart from Salman - Malkhan Singh Vishnoi, Shambhu Lal, and Asaram Bapu.

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"There's a sense in India that the rich and mighty can get away from the law today, finally there's a sense of justice being done", said a news anchor announcing the verdict.