Jodhpur, April 7 : Salman Khan heaved a sigh of relief as his bail plea hearing got underway today and concluded at the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court.
The order is expected to be passed at 2 pm. The bail plea was heard by Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who was among 87 sessions court judges who were transferred yesterday. It is customary for judges to be given seven days for the transition.
There was speculation that Salman’s hearing would be delayed or put off because of the transfer of judges.
The actor was sentenced to five years for killing two endangered blackbucks nearly 20 years ago in 1998 while shooting for film Hum Saath Saath Hain. . The actor’s lawyer had approached the court with his bail application yesterday, but the hearing was put off till today after the judge asked for the entire case records. The court on Thursday found him guilty of killing two blackbucks in 1998 and sentenced him to five years in jail. The Bollywood superstar was sent to Jodhpur Central Jail soon afterwards. Four other Bollywood stars, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari, were acquitted for lack of evidence.