Blackbuck-poaching case: Salman leaves court, hearing postponed to July 17
Salman Khan's petition for suspension of his sentence in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, which was supposed to be heard today, has now been adjourned to July 17. The superstar left the premises of a trial court after the hearing was postponed. He had arrived in Jodhpur yesterday. He is currently out on bail after being given a five-year jail term.
Salman was found guilty of poaching two blackbucks in October 1998 and was sentenced to five-years in jail. However, the 52-year-old spent just two nights at the Jodhpur Central Jail as prisoner number 106 before he was granted bail by the Sessions Court. He then filed an appeal for a formal suspension of his conviction and sentence.
Agitated with Salman's bail, the Bishnoi community has decided to approach the Rajasthan High Court. They said that the bail order came as a big blow to their long legal battle. "It's a very sad day for us as the court has granted bail barely two days after Salman was convicted and sentenced," Ram Niwas Dhori of Bishnoi Tiger Force had said.
Salman has kicked off the first shooting schedule of Ali Abbas Zafar's 'Bharat'. The film marks the third collaboration between Salman and Ali after 'Sultan' and 'Tiger Zinda Hai'. He is simultaneously working on 'Race 3' which will be out on June 15.