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.
The actor who has been lodged in Ward number 2 at Jodhpur Central Jail as kaidi number 106, had on Thursday appealed for a bail, soon after he was sentenced to five years in jail, with a penalty of Rs 10,000 in the 20-year-old case.
Yesterday, the Session Court had reserved its order on Salman’s bail plea till Saturday. His case was presented in the sessions court by senior advocate Mahesh Bora, who came with a 51-page bail application. He had reportedly said that the witnesses’ statement should not be trusted in the case as they raise a benefit of doubt and questioned why only Salman had been convicted out of all co-accused.
Earleir on Thursday, Salman was taken to the Jodhpur Central Jail amid tight security. However the other accused – Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam – were acquitted in the case filed in October 1998.