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Salman Khan gets bail in blackbuck poaching case!

The actor who has spent two nights behind bar in Jodhpur Central Jail will soon come out as the court has granted him bail in 1998 blackbuck’s poaching case today…

Superstar Salman Khan’s lawyer ultimately managed to convince the judge at Jodhpur session court to get bail for his client.  Khan, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment and Rs 10000 fine for killing two blackbucks on October 2, 1998, has spent two nights in the dingy cell of the Jodhpur central jail.

On Thursday, Salman appeared in his mellowed avatar after the Jodhpur Session court had convicted him for killing two blackbucks on October 2, 1998 in Kankani village in Jodhpur during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain. He has been sentenced to five-years in jail with Rs 10000 fine. Now as he got bail, his lawyers have decided to appeal against the verdict in the Rajasthan High Court.

Judgment: A shocker for many

The judgment has shocked many, while others hailed it with cliché such as - ‘victory of truth over falsehood’ and ‘ultimately justice delivered’.

Many tweeteratti are surprised over his sentence as the six other co-accused, including Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu those who were let off by the court.

Reactions of varied shades started trickling in as soon as the news of the verdict became viral:.

Chandrakant Ashok Mokal, actor and entrepreneur believes, “The case has been pending since over two decades. Why is this procrastination in delivering justice?”

Jayant Chavarkar, businessman, rues “justice is always delayed here which involves exorbitant money as court and lawyers’ fees including other expenses which are necessary to conduct court cases. For hoi polloi, it is next to impossible to bear such huge expenses.

Had this been with any commoner, there wouldn’t be such huge reaction and the case would be a low-key affair.”

Story-teller Subhash Ghai tweeted, “I am extremely shocked to hear @BeingSalmanKhan being convicted by session court but also having full trust in Indian judiciary which has many other doors to appeal for final justice whatsoever. Since, he is most loved person by industry N people for his human reasons too.”


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