A District and Sessions Court Judge who had reserved the bail plea hearing in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been transferred, according to the Rajasthan High Court website. The website on Friday night listed that Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi’s was transferred to Sirohi. Now Sirohi District and Sessions Court Judge Chandra Shekhar Sharma will be joining the legal team here for the Bollywood actor’s bail plea hearing on Saturday (April 7, 2018).
On Friday, Judge Joshi had reserved the bail plea hearing in the blackbuck poaching case in which Salman has been convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment. Joshi had asked for more documents, such as files of previous cases heard by Rural and High Courts, a decision could be taken on the bail plea. The defence and prosecution will present their arguments at 10.30 am on Saturday. ALSO READ: Simi Garewal: I am Dead Sure Salman Khan Didn’t Shoot The Blackbucks – Read Tweet
For the uninitiated, the actor was accused of poaching a black-buck while shooting for the movie, Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998. Along with Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre, too, were accused of poaching blackbucks during the shoot of their film in Jodhpur. Reportedly, two endangered species, those are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, had been killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur. Watch this space for further updates.
Inputs From IANS