The Jodhpur Sessions Court on Friday reserved its order on the bail plea of Salman Khan following his conviction in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.Â
The development means that the Bollywood superstar will have to spend at least one more night in Jodhpur Central Jail.
The trial court on Thursday had convicted the actor and sentenced him to five years of imprisonment, while other accused actors were acquitted.
The actor was arrested soon after the verdict and was sent to Jodhpur Central Jail. Salman's lawyer Anand Desai has stated that while they respect the court's decision, they will file an appeal against Khan's conviction.
In fact, the Jodhpur court will be hearing Salman Khan's bail plea on Friday after which it will be decided if the superstar will be released or he will have to serve his jail term.
The Bajrangi Bhaijaan star was held guilty of killing two blackbucks in 1998 while he was shooting for Humm Saath Saath Hain.
Salman was accused in the poaching case along with Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. While the others were acquitted by the Jodhpur court, Khan was sentenced to five-years jail term and fined him with Rs 10,000.
So as the nation awaits to hear the verdict on Salman Khan's bail plea on 1998 blackbuck poaching case, we bring you all the live updates here.
# Preity Zinta visits Salman Khan in Jodhpur Central Jail.
# Jodhpur court to announce its verdict on Salman Khan's bail plea at 10:30 am on Saturday
# Salman Khan will spend another day in jail
# Jodhpur court reserves order and will announce the decision tomorrow
# Arguments completed over Salman Khan's bail plea.
# Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan to leave for Jodhpur in case Salman's bail plea gets rejected
# Salman's family and close friends gather at Galaxy apartments ahead of theÂ verdict on his bail plea
#Â Salman was given tea and glucose biscuits in the morning in jailÂ
# Salman Khan's counsel claims to have received threatening messages.
Yesterday I got threatening SMSes and internet calls warning me not to appear for Salman Khan in bail hearing today: Mahesh Bora,Salman's Counsel #BlackBuckCase #JodhpurCourt pic.twitter.com/1oceG8uXQYâ€” ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2018
# Hearing over Salman Khan's bail plea in Jodhpur court begins
# Salman Khan's lawyer reaches Jodhpur Court, has high hopes to get bail for the actor.
# The Sultan actor is provided four-level security
# Salman Khan's sisters Alvira, Arpita and bodyguard Shera reaches Jodhpur court.
# Fans gather in large number outside central jail in Jodhpur.
# Khan's lawyers toÂ approach the Rajasthan High Court if the actor isn't granted bail on Friday.
# Salman Khan's legal team has drawn up the papers, which comprisesÂ 54 grounds for the judge to go throughÂ and grant a bail.
# Heavy security deployed outside Jodhpur Central Jail owing to the deathÂ threat to Salman Khan.
#Â Hearing for Salman Khan's bail plea likely to begin at 10:30 am in the Jodhpur session court.
# Salman Khan was taken Jodhpur Central Jail where he was served dal-roti but he refused to eat.
# His bodyguard Sher did bring him clothes and food from Taj Vivanta, but was reportedly denied permission.
# He has been kept in VIP barrack in ward number 2, which is adjacent to the barrack where Asaram is housed.
# Salman, who was taken to Jodhpur Central Jail after conviction, has been allotted the badge of 'kaidi no. 106'.