Published: Sun, April 08, 2018

Salman gets bail against Rs 50K personal bond

Salman gets bail against Rs 50K personal bond

As the news of the actor's bail came, celebration began outside his house in Mumbai. A few fans even chased the actor's cavalcade for some distance. They now plan to move to the Rajasthan High Court. The conditions include the fact that Khan can not leave the country without the court's permission and that he has to appear again for the next hearing. The case against him was brought by members of the Bishnoi community, who revere antelopes.

Four other Bollywood stars - Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari - who were also accused in the case were acquitted for lack of evidence. However, Salman's lawyers argued that only the bones of the animals were sent for evaluation when their skins, as crucial, weren't.

After Joshi heard arguments from both sides, he deferred the decision further till 3pm, when he finally allowed the plea.

Salman had been found guilty in the case and had been given a five-year jail sentence by a lower court. A higher court is challenging his acquittal.

Khan has been convicted under Section 9 of the Act, which prohibits hunting of wild animals.

He was convicted in these cases, only to be later acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court.

After hearing Salman's bail plea for about 40 minutes, the court made a decision to pronounce its order on Saturday.

After spending two nights in prison, Bollywood star Salman Khan was granted bail Saturday following his conviction Thursday for the 1998 killing of two blackbucks, an antelope species protected by Indian law. His bail plea was reserved for a day on Friday by Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who has now been transferred to Sirohi.

Salman Khan has been granted bail in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case by the Jodhpur sessions court on Saturday.

Salman's next movie, Race 3, which is being directed by Remo D'souza, is going to be released on Eid. Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha who is a close friend of the Khan family spent Thursday evening with Salman's father Salim Khan and his daughter and actor Sonakshi Sinha was also there with them.

"Almost 90 percent of the shoot for (the film) is over and the remaining portions will mostly be shot in India".

The film's producer Ramesh Taurani said, "For us, Salman coming out was very important".

Khan's Dabangg co-actor Sonu Sood tweeted, "A Good deed is the best Prayer".

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