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Blackbuck Poaching Case Updates: Preity Zinta meets Salman Khan in Jodhpur Central Jail; Court reserved bail order for Saturday

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 April 2018, 14:39 IST

Salman Khan was convicted in 1998 Blackbuck poaching case by Jodhpur Trail Court. The court sentenced him 5 years imprisonment along with Rs 10,000 penalty under Section 51 of the Act.  The actor reached the session court. The Jodhpur Trail court has begun the hearing of Salman Khan's bail plea.

Salman has spent the night in Jodhpur Central Jail after pronounced guilty in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. Actor's lawyer Hastimal Saraswat is ready with a 51-page bail application for the judge to consider and grant the convicted actor bail. Speaking to a news channel, he said: "If it was not Salman Khan, bail would have been granted the next day."

The other four accused actors Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam were cleared of all charges.

Salman Khan has been charged under section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, the law states hunting as an offence in a single line which says, “No person shall hunt any wild animal specified in Schedule, I, II, III and IV”.

Here are important updates of Salman Khan's bail plea hearing on 1998 Blackbuck poaching case.

12:59 (IST):

Bollywood actress and co-owner of IPL team KXIP's, Preity Zinta meets Salman Khan in jail. The meeting took place for around half an hour.

12: 04 (IST)

Recap: Pakistan Foreign Minister linked the actor's verdict to religion. Kwaja Asif stated that if Khan had belonged to ruling party's religion the court might have been lenient with him.

Asif said, “Salman Khan has been sentenced because he’s a minority. Maybe if he belonged to the religion of the ruling party of India he would not have been given such a harsh sentence and the court might have been lenient with him,”

11:55 (IST)

Recap: Salman Khan has been charged under section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, the law states hunting as an offence in a single line which says, “No person shall hunt any wild animal specified in Schedule, I, II, III and IV”.

11:46 (IST)

Recap: In 1998, while shooting for the film ‘Hum Sath Sath Hain’ in Rajasthan, went on allegedly hunting along with Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu. Salman Khan is believed to have killed two blackbucks in Jodhpur’s Kankani village.

11:24 (IST)

Argued circumstances relied upon by trial court discarded by Rajasthan HC, says Salman Khan's lawyer

"The case has been argued. It has been posted for tomorrow. We argued that the circumstances relied upon by the trial court were already discarded by the Rajasthan High Court," said Salman Khan's lawyer Mahesh Bora was quoted saying to Media.

11: 21(IST)

Another night for Salman Khan in Jodhpur Central Jail.

The bail order by Jodhpur Court will be pronounced at 10:30 am on Saturday. That means Salman has to spend another night in jail

11:19 (IST)

Jodhpur Court reserved Salman Khan's bail order till tomorrow.

The Jodhpur Session court reserved its order on actor Salman Khan's bail plea till Saturday. According to reports, the arguments were brief.

10:55 (IST)

Jodhpur Session Court Salman Khan's bail plea hearing begins.

10:45 (IST)

Bollywood stands by actor Salman Khan, hopes for positive results

I am extremely shocked to hear SalmanKhan being convicted by session court but also having full trust in Indian judiciary which has many other doors to appeal for final justice whatsoever. Since He is a most loved person by industry N people for his human reasons too.

— Subhash Ghai.

10:32 (IST)

'Salman Khan gets death threats,' says Salman Khan's lawyer

"I am getting death threats. The message said 'Salman Khan ka case ko chodh dijiye, warna goli maarenge'," said Mahesh Bora, the convicted actor's lawyer.

10:31 (IST)

Salman Khan's lawyer ready with a 51-page bail application for the judge to consider and grant the convicted actor bail.

Speaking to a news channel, he said: "If it was not Salman Khan, bail would have been granted the next day."

10:17 (IST)

Jodhpur Sessions Court judge reaches court

10:17 (IST)

Salman Khan slept on a rug on the floor in Jodhpur jail cell

First published: 6 April 2018, 11:21 IST
 
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