Jodhpur, Apr 5: Salman Khan, who was convicted in blackbuck poaching case and sentenced to 5 years in jail by a Jodhpur court on Thursday, has been lodged in Ward number 2 at Jodhpur Central Jail in Rajasthan as kaidi number 106. (ALSO READ – Salman Khan’s Fellow Inmates in Jodhpur Jail – Asaram, Shambhu Lal Regar)
Earlier in the day, he was made to undergo a medical test which revealed that he is not suffering with any kind of health related issues. The Ek Tha Tiger star will be given jail uniform on Friday. (ALSO READ – How DNA Identification of Blackbucks Led to Salman Khan’s Conviction)
“Salman Khan has been given number 106 & is lodged in Ward number 2. He was made to undergo medical test & has no medical issues. He hasn’t made any demands. We’ll give him jail uniform tomorrow. Multiple-layer security has been put up for his ward,” Vikram Singh, Jodhpur DIG (Jail) was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Salman Khan was found guilty under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 for killing two blackbucks, an endangered species. Notably, hunting of blackbucks is prohibited by the law. The other four co-accused stars — Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and Neelam — were acquitted of all charges. The incident took place in Kankani village near Jodhpur on October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of film Hum Saath Saath Hain.
During the hearing at the Jodhpur court, Public Prosecutor Bhawani Singh Bhati had alleged that all the actors were Gypsy car that night, with Salman Khan in the driving seat; they all fled on being spotted and chased leaving the dead animals behind. “All of them were in a Gypsy car that night, with Salman Khan in the driving seat. He, on spotting a herd of black bucks, shot at and killed two of them. But on being spotted and chased, they fled from the spot leaving the dead animals there,” he had said.
Salman (52) will now have to approach the sessions court for bail. The trial of the blackbuck poaching case was in progress since the last 19 years and the judge in a court here had reserved the order after the final arguments on March 28.