On Friday, “A local court in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur postponed Salman Khan’s bail hearing in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case to Saturday and summoned the record of the trial from the lower court,” his lawyers said.
Salman is serving at Jodhpur Central jail, after being handed a five-year imprisonment for poaching the two blackbucks at Kankani village, has also challenged the chief judicial magistrate court’s verdict and sought suspension of the sentence.
Ravindra Joshi District and session court’s judge scheduled his bail hearing on Saturday after the 52-year-old actor’s counsel moved an application that included 54 grounds challenging the lower court’s verdict.
Mahesh Bora Khan’s counsel said “We told the court that the trial court has ignored many facts in its decision,”
Bora said, “Salman has fulfilled all the orders of the court, so his sentence should be suspended and he should be granted bail.”
A copy of Khan’s application under section 389 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) was handed over to public prosecutor Pokarram Bishnoi on the court’s direction.
Public prosecutor Bishnoi told the court that “the trial court’s records should be summoned before deciding on the suspension of the sentence.”
Salman has already spent time in the Jodhpur Central Jail for four times.