Jaipur : Will Bollywood superstar Salman Khan spend the weekend in jail or will he be granted bail, the decision may be out shortly when the hearing for his bail plea takes place in the Jodhpur sessions court today. The actor, who has been sentenced to five years in jail for killing two blackbucks, has spent two nights in the Jodhpur Central Jail. His bail plea was reserved for a day on Friday by judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who has now been transferred to Sirohi. Joshi will be replaced by Chandra Kumar Sonagra but it is not yet clear if he will take charge on Saturday.
7 April 2018, 15:02 PM
“There was no reason why he would not be allowed a bail,” his lawyers said.
7 April 2018, 15:01 PM
Salman Khan has been granted bail by the Jodhpur Sessions Court. He is likely to step out of jail by the evening.
7 April 2018, 14:00 PM
As per latest information, Salman Khan’s order is likely to be announced after 3 pm. His sisters Alvira and Arpita have reached the court premises. Even if the order goes in his favour, if his lawyers do not get the written copy of the order by 6 pm today, he will have to spend the weekend in jail.
7 April 2018, 10:52 AM
The Defence lawyers have argued that the witness is unreliable as she lives two kilometres away from where the blackbucks were killed. They are claiming that it is not possible for anyone to reach the spot 2 kms away just a moment after hearing the gunshots.
7 April 2018, 10:50 AM
Prosecutors asserted in court that salman should not be given the bail. They are arguing on the witness statement presenting it as a proof of why the actor should remain in jail.
7 April 2018, 10:47 AM
The issue was listed at the 15th number but has been advanced to the first, Salman’s supporters are viewing this as a positive sign.
7 April 2018, 10:41 AM
Members of the Bishnoi samaj, who have fought for 20 years for Salman’s conviction, are hoping that the actor remains in jail. “He should be punished for the crime that he has committed,” a member of the community said outside the Jodhpur Sessions court where the actor’s bail hearing is underway.
7 April 2018, 10:34 AM
The bail hearing for Salman Khan has begun. District & sessions court judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi is hearing the application.
7 April 2018, 10:20 AM
The district and sessions court had on Friday heard the arguments on the suspension of sentence and bail application but had reserved its decision on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s bail plea for today. The court had called for the records of the case from the trial court.
7 April 2018, 10:20 AM
One of Salman Khan’s bodyguard had an argument with the media outside court, where he got into a scuffle. He was escorted away from the spot by the police. Salman’s sister Alvira, and his bodyguard Shera have been allowed to go inside the court.
7 April 2018, 10:10 AM
Salman Khan was likely to speak to his mother from the jail. His mother had deposited the money for the STD call to speak to him in jail. However, it is not yet confirmed whether the call was made.
7 April 2018, 10:00 AM
Judge Dev Kumar Khatri who gave Salman the 5-year sentence is in talks with judge Ravindra Kumar, the judge who is hearing the bail plea in his chamber in the Jodhpur court.