Blackbuck killing case: Court to decide Salman Khan's bail plea today

07 April, 2018, 13:58 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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In a surprising development which might dissappoint actor Salman Khan's defense counsel, it has been revealed that the district sessions court judge hearing the actor's bail plea is among the 87 judges being transferred in Rajasthan.

He has been in Jodhpur Central jail since the verdict.

Salman was sentenced on Thursday after he was convicted for poaching two endangered blackbucks in 1998.

Khan, one of the biggest celebrities in the Indian movie industry, has been sentenced to five-year imprisonment under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. But the judge deferred hearing to Saturday, asking actor's lawyers to produce previous case records.

Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan is facing some real time in jail.

He has now spent two nights in jail in a small but secure cell which has four blankets, a wooden bed and a cooler.

The court of chief judicial magistrate (Jaipur rural) had sentenced Salman Khan to five years imprisonment in connection with almost 20-year-old blackbuck poaching case on Monday.


His defence lawyers had suggested the black bucks died of natural causes such as overeating, and claimed there was no evidence they had been shot. The testimony of prosecution's star witness Poonamchand nailed Salman but no prosecution witness, including Poonamchand, could identify the other accused in the case.

The verdict comes as a surprise to many who say Khan's connections got him out of trouble in the past - he was previously acquitted of two separate poaching cases and a hit-and-run manslaughter charge in 2015.

In the earlier reports, we had mentioned that police officials have reportedly asserted that Salman Khan won't be getting any special treatment.

Khan, who has had a string of glamorous relationships but never married, was cleared in 2015 of killing a homeless man in a hit-and-run accident. The decision was challenged in the Supreme Court.

In 2002, fellow Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai, and a former girlfriend accused him of physically abusing her.

In an interview with a Pakistan media channel, Geo TV's show called Capital Talk, Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif gave some shocking statements on Salman Khan's term of five years in prison.

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