Rajasthan 07 April: In the famous 1998 black buck poaching case Bollywood Actor Salman Khan was today granted bail by a district and sessions court here at Jodhpur Rajasthan, he had been sentenced to five years in jail.
Pertinent to point out that District and Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi heard the arguments of prosecution and defence which lasted for about an hour and pronounced the order at around 3 pm, a defence counsel said.
Khan’s sisters – Alvira and Arpita – were present during the hearing.The actor had spent two nights in the Jodhpur Central Jail after his sentencing on Thursday.
The actor was convicted by a trial court and sentenced to five years in prison for killing two black bucks during the shooting of “Hum Saath Saath Hain” here
Earlier a District and Sessions Court Judge who had reserved the bail plea hearing in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was transferred, according to the Rajasthan High Court website.
The website on Friday night listed that Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi was transferred to Sirohi.
Sirohi District and Sessions Court Judge Chandra Shekhar Sharma joined the legal team here for the Bollywood actor’s bail plea hearing on Saturday.
On Friday, Judge Joshi had reserved the bail plea hearing in the blackbuck poaching case in which Salman has been convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment.
Joshi had asked for more documents, such as files of previous cases heard by Rural and High Courts.(KNB)