Salman Khan’s Relief Could Be Short-Lived; Next Court Hearing On May 7

Salman’s next court hearing in Jodhpur is on May 7, almost a month from today. Meanwhile, the Tiger Zinda Hai star cannot leave the country without the court's permission...

Salman Khan got back home last night to a rousing welcome by fans, friends and family. Crackers were burst, and there was loud cheers by the sea of crowd that gathered at his Bandstand located Galaxy Apartments residence.

Salman Khan At Galaxy Apartment
Salman Khan At Galaxy Apartment

The actor was granted bail in the 1998 Blackbuck Poaching Case on Saturday afternoon.

Salman’s next court hearing in Jodhpur is on May 7, almost a month from today.

Meanwhile, the Tiger Zinda Hai star cannot leave the country without the court's permission.

We told you Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Prem Chopra were the first ones to reach Galaxy Apartments once the news of Salman’s bail came in. Later at night, Katrina Kaif, Daisy Shah, Jacqueline Fernandez, Malaika and Amrita Arora, Prabhu Deva, Varun Dhawan, Helen and others paid Salman a visit.

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif

Daisy Shah
Daisy Shah

Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan

Jacqueline
Jacqueline Fernandes

The actor, who got convicted in 1998 Blackbuck poaching case, on April 5, appealed for a bail on Friday. However, the court reserved the decision for Saturday.

The actor has shelled out Rs 50,000 as the bail amount and will also have to sought permission before going abroad.

Salman's lawyer, Mahesh Bora argued in court that bail is actor's right. Khan has appeared in court whenever required and will be present in future also. He further added that there is no point to restrict his freedom while review petition against the trial court judgment is pending in the court. Bora also asked public prosecutor that on what basis he is opposing Salman's bail.

Last night, news came in that the judge handling Salman's case, Ravindra Joshi, has been transferred, and a new judge, will take his place from Monday. There were speculations that Joshi might opt to take leave today and the case will be heard by the new judge on Monday, however, Joshi arrived at the court this morning to give out the verdict.

On Friday, the judge was not convinced with the arguments and called for all documents related to the case. As soon as the decision was announced, Salman’s lawyers were visibly disappointed since they couldn’t get bail for the actor the same day. Salman’s lawyers presented a 51 page bail plea to the court, along with a plea to suspend his 5-year jail term.

We even told you about Salman Khan’s health report while he spent his first night in Jodhpur Central Jail on Thursday.

His first night as Qaidi No. 106, was not an easy one as he complained of high BP. He was given tea and four glucose biscuits at 6:30 in the morning. Sources say that the actor requested for milk for which he paid Rs 400/-.




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