Live Updates

  • 11:23 AM IST

    Salman Khan Bail Hearing Live: The order in Salman Khan’s bail plea will be announced tomorrow by the Jodhpur sessions court at 10:30 AM. Salman, who has already spent a night in jail after he was convicted in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, will have to spend another night in jail. The actor’s sisters Alvira and Arpita today arrived in Jodhpur; his brothers will arrive in the city at around 11:30 AM.

  • 11:20 AM IST

    Salman Khan Bail Hearing Live: Jodhpur Court reserves order till tomorrow in Salman Khan bail plea. Salman Khan will have to spend another night in jail today.

  • 11:19 AM IST

    Salman Khan Bail Hearing Live: Salman Khan will have to stay behind bars for one more day. The Jodhpur court will announce the order in his bail tomorrow.

  • 11:12 AM IST

    Salman Khan Bail Hearing Live: The prosecutors are likely to oppose the bail plea with Salman being a habitual offender.

  • 11:02 AM IST

    Salman Khan Bail Hearing Live: The bail hearing begins at the Jodhpur sessions court, according to the TV reports.

  • 10:59 AM IST

    Salman Khan Bail Hearing Live: Sahila Chadha, who worked with Salman Khan in the hugely successful movie ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, claimed that Salman was “innocent” and that he should be freed immediately. “He (Salman) is innocent…I know him personally. He has done nothing. He is suffering for this stardom. Salman is one person who loves animals, humans alike. The court should give him bail,” Sahila Chadha told Zee News.

  • 10:57 AM IST

    Salman Khan Bail Hearing Live: Currently, there are around half a dozen big-budget films lined up on the floor or at advanced planning stages, including “Race 3”, which is almost complete, “Dabangg 3”, “Partner 2”, “Kick 2′, “Bharat”, “No Entry Mein Entry”, “Sher Khan” and “Loveratri”, said K. Ramji of Krishnamurthy Films.

  • 10:56 AM IST

    Salman Khan Bail Hearing Live: The Bishnoi community was anguished by the poaching incident and had filed a complaint against the stars, saying they heard gunshots being fired shortly after midnight on October 1, 1998.

  • 10:55 AM IST

    Salman Khan Bail Hearing Live: This is the fourth time Salman was sent to Jodhpur jail. Earlier, he spent 18 days in the jail at different times in 1998, 2006 and 2007 — all in poaching cases. Every time, he was released on bail.

  • 10:48 AM IST

Jodhpur, Apr 6: Actor Salman Khan was on Thursday convicted in a 20-year-old blackbuck poaching case and was sentenced to five years in jail. The actor, who has been lodged in Ward number 2 at Jodhpur Central Jail as kaidi number 106, on Thursday sought bail but his bail plea will be heard today on April 6 in the Jodhpur sessions court. Salman Khan is most likely to challenge the verdict in the Rajasthan High Court. We will be updating live on Salman Khan’s bail plea in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, stay with us.

Speaking to India.com, advocate Shahid Nadeem, a criminal lawyer practising in Bombay High Court and Supreme Court, said, “Salman Khan can apply for fresh bail in Sessions Court along with his appeal against the conviction. Since he was already on bail during the trial and no adverse report reported against him, most likely he will get bail on that basis apart from other aspects of his family and professional commitments.”

Salman had done it in the 2002 hit-and-run case when he challenged the verdict and was later acquitted of all the charges. The Dabangg actor is most likely to do the same. If the actor doesn’t get bail, he may have to stay in jail for three more days, as the weekend follows.

A Jodhpur court on Thursday, April 5, sentenced Salman Khan to five years in jail and levied a penalty for Rs 10,000 on him in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The other actors, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam who accompanied the actor during the hunting session in Jodhpur were acquitted. The 52-year-old actor was sent to Jodhpur jail directly from the courtroom. In jail, the actor had dal, roti, potatoes and cabbage.