A court in Jodhpur on Saturday granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in the blackbuck poaching case, reported ANI. This was after the actor spent two nights in jail after being convicted and sentenced to 5-year in jail last week.
There was an outpour of support for the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor with many concluding that the judge was little harsh in sentencing him for 5 years in jail. Among those who extended their support included Preity Zinta, Varun Dhawan and even BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha.
The 52-year-court was convicted of killing an antelope during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998. The local Bishnoi community had expressed their outrage and even moved court demanding stringent action against him.
However, the local court in Jodhpur acquitted Salman’s other costars namely Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu.
In January last year, another court in Jodhpur had acquitted Salman in Arms Act case. Besides the cases of poaching of endangered antelopes under Wildlife (Protection) Act, a case under sections 3/25 and 3/27 of the Arms Act was filed against Khan for allegedly keeping and using the fire arms with expired licence in the alleged poaching of blackbucks in Kankani near Jodhpur on October 1-2, 1998.
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