Bollywood star Salman Khan granted bail after poaching conviction

Salman Khan Thanks Fans For Supporting Him With This Emotional Instagram Post

Salman Khan Thanks Fans For Supporting Him With This Emotional Instagram Post

The Jodhpur court, meanwhile, has given the benefit of doubt against four other film stars - Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam, Sonali Bendre - all of whom were shooting for a film along with Salman Khan in Jodhpur when the poaching incident happened. "We saw a fawn caught in a bush". The whole herd was there.

Khan plans to appeal the verdict to the Supreme court, but until then he will be in prison. His sentence was later suspended in 2016.

He had been sentenced to prison terms of between one and five years for convictions in related cases which he was later acquitted of following successful appeals.

The verdict pertains to the killing of the blackbuck. Khan's lawyers said he was carrying an air gun, which can not be used for hunting an antelope.

The case against Salman Khan dates back to October 1998, when he was accused of killing two blackbucks in Kankani village in Jodhpur while shooting for the film "Hum Saath Saath Hain". "Sonali Bendre (Behl) and especially Tabu told Salman Khan that since you came so close, now shoot the blackbuck". Also, in the present case the Court has acquitted all the 5 co-accused which would imply that Salman was out hunting alone in the middle of the night in a remote area outside Jodhpur.

Hundreds of fans and supporters celebrated the bail decision by cheering and setting off firecrackers outside the court Saturday in the Rajasthan city of Jodhpur.

The Sessions Court will hear the appeal for suspension of the sentence/bail on Friday.

The stocky Khan wore a black shirt and sunglasses as he entered the court followed by an entourage of aides.

The self proclaimed Godman Asaram Bapu was convicted for rape.

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