Blackbuck poaching case: Decision on Salman's bail plea reserved till tomorrow

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Salman, who has been imprisoned for five years on Thursday, spent the last night in Jodhpur Central Jail. They spoke in support of him.

Asked if she sees him get justice in a higher court, Jaya said: "He should..."

Jaya Bachchan said the actor should be given relief as he has done a lot of humanitarian work.

Salman was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and others under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code.

The actor is accused of killing two blackbucks in the Kankani village near Jodhpur in 1998 during the shooting of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain.

The co-accused in the case - Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari - were acquitted citing lack of evidence against them.

Accused of killing a homeless man, hunting endangered wildlife and assaulting a former Miss World, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's off-screen life is nearly as dramatic as the epics he stars in. Salman, who pleaded not guilty, can still appeal.

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Prosecution lawyer Mahipal Bishnoi told reporters outside the court, "The court has given a five-year jail term and fined Salman Khan Rs10,000".

Arjun Rampal felt the law takes its own course and one can't argue it. There were speculations that Salman has helped Preity financially during her bad times and downfall of her career.

File image of Salman Khan. "I believe this is overly harsh".

Even the world of small screen is gloomy with promos of "Dus Ka Dum" season three on air with Salman as the host, and the possibility of him hosting "Bigg Boss 12" season too being discussed in television circles.

The actor has been kept in ward no. 2, adjacent to the cell of self-styled godman Asaram in tight security. How many jungles have been cut down in the name of development?

Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane felt that a "a great human being" was being punished for killing an animal umpteen years ago under animal rights. "Who will be punished for that?"

District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi reserved the judgement on the actor's bail plea hearing till Saturday.

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