Bollywood superstar Salman Khan returns to his Mumbai residence, the Galaxy Apartments. He had spent 48 hours at the Jodhpur Central Jail after being convicted in the 20-year-old blackbuck poaching case. He was being accompanied by his sisters Arpita and Alvira in his flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai. Thousands are waiting outside his house and the actor finally showed up at his balcony to greet and smile at them. In a big relief for Salman Khan, the Jodhpur Sessions Court on Saturday granted the actor bail in 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The court has granted bail on surety of Rs 50,000 and set May 7 as the next date of hearing. Meanwhile, the Bishnoi community, which is committed to protecting the endangered deer species that the actor killed during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain, has decided to appeal against the bail in Rajasthan High Court. Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who presided over the bail hearing, and trial court judge Dev Kumar Khatri, who had convicted Salman Khan and sentenced him to five years in jail, are among the judges transferred in Rajasthan. The transfers are reportedly part of routine reshuffle carried out in the beginning of April every year in Rajasthan.
Salman Khan, who was lodged in the Jodhpur jail after his sentencing on Thursday, was granted bail on a bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of like amount, defence counsel Mahesh Bora said.
Apr 7, 2018 8:37 pm (IST)
Salman Khan, accompanied by his family, greets the waiting fans from his balcony. (TV grab)
Apr 7, 2018 8:28 pm (IST)
SALMAN GREETS FANS | Salman Khan comes out on his balcony, waves at thousands of fans who are gathered at below the house. He is joined by his parents Salim Khan and Salma and bodyguard Shera. Salman greets fans with a smile and gestures them to go home and take a nap.
Apr 7, 2018 8:13 pm (IST)
Fans flood the road outside Salman Khan's residence, the Galaxy Apartments in Bandra Bandstand. Fireworks, loud cheers greet the superstar as he enters his home. Police finding it difficult to control the massive crowd.
Apr 7, 2018 7:57 pm (IST)
Hundreds cheer, click photos and jostle past each other to catch a glimpse of Salman Khan, the Bollywood superstar who was convicted two days ago in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. Khan spent two days at the Jodhpur Central Jail. (TV grab)
Apr 7, 2018 7:50 pm (IST)
SALMAN HEADED HOME | Salman Khan's chartered flight has landed in Mumbai and he is headed home. He is accompanied by his sisters Arpita and Alvira and is seen carrying Arpita's toddler son. Hundreds of fans are waiting outside the airport and his residence, Galaxy Apartments.
Apr 7, 2018 7:17 pm (IST)
Fans outside Salman's Mumbai residence. (TV grab)
Apr 7, 2018 6:59 pm (IST)
Thousands had gathered in front of Jodhpur Central Jail and airport as Salman Khan left the city after getting a bail. Thousands more are waiting in front of his house in Mumbai. Ecstatic fans seen celebrating.
Apr 7, 2018 6:58 pm (IST)
Support for Salman Khan keeps pouring from his friends and colleagues in Bollywood.
His Dabangg co-actor Sonakshi Sinha, who visited his residence along with her father Shatrughan Sinha, shared her joy over Salman Khan's bail on Instagram. She shared a throwback photograph and took a subtle jibe at the other co-accused actors including Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari by using the hashtag 'Hum Really Saath Saath Hai'.
Meanwhile, Salman Khan's good friend and co-actor of several films Preity Zinta is relieved post the actor's bail. She took to Instagram to share a photograph of her flying back for IPL. She shared that "last row and last seat on the plane is worth every bit of the discomfort when the journey is worth it." She was the only Bollywood actor who visited the actor in jail to meet him. Several other celebrities including Ramesh Taurani, Daisy Shah, Sneha Ullal, Sonakshi Sinha among others visited his residence- Galaxy Apartments- to be with his family members.
Salman Khan has reached the Jodhpur airport amid heavy security along with his long time body guard Shera. The actor will now fly back to Mumbai where his family and fans await the return of their beloved. His sisters Alvira Agnihotri and Arpita Khan Sharma are keeping him company.
Apr 7, 2018 5:41 pm (IST)
Salman Khan is now heading to the airport to board a chartered flight and fly back to be with his family in Mumbai. The actor has been granted bail by the Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi at the Jodhpur Sessions Court on the surety of Rs 50,000, following the plea application submitted by his lawyers on Thursday. He was earlier sentenced to five-year imprisonment for poaching two blackbucks in 1998.
After completing all legal formalities, Salman Khan is now being driven out of the Jodhpur Central Jail. The actor spent two nights in the prison. Salman's car was led by a police vehicle amid heightened security. The actor's sisters Alvira Agnihotri and Arpita Khan Sharma have already reached the airport.
Apr 7, 2018 5:30 pm (IST)
Meanwhile, the bail orders have arrived at the Jodhpur Central Court. Jodhpur Police have informed that the process at the jail is almost done and they are now ensuring proper security for Salman Khan’s smooth transit.
Apr 7, 2018 5:28 pm (IST)
According to the latest update, the Sahara Chartered Flight is not booked in the name of Salman Khan but in all likelihood, the actor will fly to Mumbai in the said flight. The Airport Director, however, says the flight needs to depart by 5:30 - 6 pm and an extension of half an hour can be given at the maximum. But if further delayed, Salman will have to fly on Sunday and spend the night in Jodhpur.
Apr 7, 2018 5:13 pm (IST)
Salman Khan's longtime bodyguard Shera has entered the Jodhpur Central Jail in a white SUV following the actor being granted bail by the Jodhpur Sessions Court. The actor was sentenced to five years imprisonment for killing two blackbucks in 1998. Salman is expected to walk out of the jail by 7 pm, following the completion of all formalities. The release order is expected to arrive at the jail in the next 10 minutes, and the actor will most probably spend the night in Jodhpur before flying to Mumbai early tomorrow morning.
Salman's Bodyguard Shera in a white fortuner enters Jodhpur's Central jail. Moments to go before Salman Khan walks out free. He'll be flying to Delhi TOMORROW pic.twitter.com/iAIBvl2MPS
Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, who had previously tweeted out his support for his 'friend' Salman Khan, following the latter's conviction by a Jodhpur court for the killing of two blackbucks in 1998, took to the microblogging site again, this time to celebrate the actor being granted bail. He didn't just stop there though.
According to sources on the ground at Jodhpur airport, no chartered flight has been booked to fly Salman Khan out of the city, following the actor being granted bail by the Jodhpur Sessions Court for the Blackbuck poaching case. According to these sources, a chartered plane needs to be booked three hours in advance; the last commercial flight departs from Jodhpur at 5 pm.
Superstar Salman Khan was granted bail on Saturday in the 1998 blackbuck case on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh by District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi.
Apr 7, 2018 3:49 pm (IST)
Bishnoi community has decided to appeal to the Rajasthan High Court following the Jodhpur Court's decision to grant bail to Salman Khan for the blackbuck poaching case, in which Salman has been sentenced to five year's imprisonment for killing two blackbucks in 1998.
In what comes as a big relief for the film industry, Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been granted bail by the Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi at the Jodhpur Sessions Court on the surety of Rs 50,000, following the plea application submitted by his lawyers on Thursday.
Apr 7, 2018 3:42 pm (IST)
Fans of Salman Khan gather outside his residence in Mumbai to celebrate following Jodhpur Court's decision to grant the actor bail, following his being sentenced to five years imprisonment for killing two blackbucks in 1998. The actor was taken into custody on Thursday and lodged in Jodhpur Central Jail following his sentencing.
Salman Khan has been granted bail by the Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi at the Jodhpur Sessions Court on the surety of Rs 50,000, following the plea application submitted by his lawyers on Thursday. The actor was sentenced to five years imprisonment for poaching two blackbucks in 1998. The actor is expected to be released by 5 pm, following the completion of all formalities.
Apr 7, 2018 3:18 pm (IST)
Salman Khan will not be allowed to leave the country without the court's permission, and will have to be present on May 7, for the next hearing in the Blackbuck poaching case, according to Mahipal Bishnoi, the lawyer who represents the Bishnoi community, which took such issue against the alleged killing of the blackbucks by the actor in 1998.
Salman Khan was released on bail on a personal bond of Rs 50,000. Firecrackers are being burst outside the Jodhpur Sessions Court, as the fans and supporters of the actor gathered in celebration; the crowds have since been dispersed by the police and security forces posted there. The actor is expected to be released in the next hour or so, after spending 48 hours in Jodhpur Central Jail, where he shared a cell with rape accused and self-styled Godman, Asaram.
Salman Khan has been granted bail by the Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi at the Jodhpur Sessions Court on the surety of Rs 50,000, following the plea application submitted by his lawyers on Thursday. The actor was sentenced to five years imprisonment for poaching two blackbucks in 1998. The actor is expected to be released by 4:30 pm, following the completion of all formalities.
The order containing the decision on whether Salman Khan's bail plea application will be accepted or rejected has been sent back for correction. Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi is expected to pronounce his verdict soon. Salman was sentenced to five years imprisonment for the killing of two blackbucks in 1998. The Bollywood superstar's lawyers are hopeful of a positive outcome.
According to sources on the ground, Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi has entered the courtroom and is expected to pronounce the decision over Salman Khan's bail plea application at 2:45. The actor has been lodged in Jodhpur Central Jail since Thursday, after being sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for killing two blackbucks in 1998.