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Salman Khan Granted Bail In The Blackbuck Poaching Case

Salman Khan At The TiE Global Summit

Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who was jailed on Thursday after getting convicted in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, was granted bail by the Jodhpur court on Saturday on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh by Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi.

The 52-year-old was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday after being convicted of killing two blackbucks in 1998. Salman has to produce personal bond worth Rs, 50,000 plus two other bonds worth Rs. 25,000 each. The actor is not allowed to leave the nation without the permission of the court and also have to report back to jail by May 7.

His fans and followers outside the Jodhpur Central Prison and Mumbai started cheering after he was granted bail. Salman is expected to be released by evening after completing all legal formalities.

Salman was found guilty under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 for killing two blackbucks, an endangered species, hunting of which is prohibited by the law. The incident took place in Kankani village near Jodhpur on the intervening night of October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain. The four other co-accused stars – Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and Neelam — were acquitted of all charges.