Salman Khan to remain in jail for one more night, hearing deferred till Saturday
Jodhpur : Bollywood actor Salman Khan will have to spend one more night in Jodhpur Central Jail as his bail plea hearing at a sessions court will continue on Saturday.
Tagged as kaidi number 106, Salman Khan has been lodged in ward number 2 where rape convict Asharam Bapu is also lodged.
On Thursday, he was awarded five years in prison after a court here convicted him for killing two rare blackbucks, putting an end, at least for now, to a legal battle that ran for 20 years.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, while pronouncing the guilty verdict in the case of killing the protected antelopes, called Salman, 52, a "habitual offender" under the wildlife protection laws of the country.
Salman's sisters Alvira and Arpita were present in the court when the judgement was pronounced.
The court also imposed a small fine of Rs 10,000 on one of the biggest Bollywood stars who currently has an upwards of Rs 600 crore worth of unfinished film projects under his belt.
The prosecution alleged that Salman and other Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam went hunting on the October 1-2 in 1998 outside a forest reserve near Kankani village in Jodhpur while shooting for "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998.
The four co-stars and a local, Dushyant Singh, were all acquitted.