Salman Khan gets bail in Blackbuck case

In a big relief to Salman Khan as well as his fans, the Jodhpur sessions court today granted bail to the Bollywood star in the blackbuck poaching case of 1998.

Salman was released on surety of two bonds of Rs 50,000 each. He was lodged in the Jodhpur Central Jail after being sentenced to five years of imprisonment.

Hearing Khan’s bail plea on Friday, Jodhpur District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi had reserved his judgment until Saturday. A day before, a Jodhpur court had convicted the Bollywood star for killing two blackbucks, an endangered species, 19 years ago while shooting for the film Hum Saath Saath Hain, and sentenced him to five years in jail.

The other co-accused in the case — actors Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam and Sonali Bendre — were acquitted of all charges.

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