Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan to appear in court tomorrow
Salman Khan has arrived in Jodhpur to appear before a court on Monday in connection with the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The superstar had filed an appeal for a formal suspension of his conviction and sentence in the 19-year-old case. Therefore, the court will be hearing his plea tomorrow.
Salman was found guilty of poaching two blackbucks in October 1998 and was given a 5-year jail term. 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. His co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari were acquitted.
Unhappy 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.