JODHPUR: — Bollywood superstar Salman Khan walked out of the Jodhpur Central Jail this evening, where he spent the last two nights after being convicted of killing two blackbucks 20 years ago. The Indian Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who began hearing his bail request this morning ordered his release on bail.
According to media reports, fans waiting outside cheered as Salman Khan emerged from the jail, wearing a black t-shirt and a cap, with his bodyguard Shera waiting to escort him. Salman Khan directly went to the airport from jail, from where he is taking a chartered flight, back home to Mumbai.
In court on Saturday, Salman Khan’s lawyers were asked to file a bail bond for Rs. 50,000 and produce a Rs. 25,000 surety from two persons each to guarantee that the actor will comply with all bail conditions.
The 52-year-old actor was sentenced to five years for killing two blackbucks 20 years ago in Kankani village, near Jodhpur in Rajasthan, during the shooting of a film, “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.
A lot of Bollywood celebrities including Sonakshi Sinha, Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shatrughan and Poonam Sinha, Malaika Arora Khan and Daisy Shah among others were seen visiting Salman’s residence Galaxy Apartments to meet his parents.
Filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala, who is a close friend of the actor, is in Jodhpur with Alvira and Arpita.
At Salman Khan’s Mumbai Home, Jacqueline Fernandez and other celeberaties were seen visiting his home.
In July 2016, the Rajasthan High Court acquitted Salman Khan in the chinkara poaching cases. A year later, the Jodhpur court acquitted him in the Arms Case, where he was accused of possessing and using weapons with an expired licence during the hunt for the endangered chinkaras and blackbucks.
This was the actor’s fourth stint in this prison. He has spent a total of 20 days in the jail in 1998, 2006, 2007 and this time.