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Salman Khan granted bail in blackbuck case; released from Jodhpur jail

Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Saturday walked out of the Jodhpur jail after a sessions court granted him bail in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. Earlier, on Thursday, the Jodhpur session court has found him guilty in the 20-year-old poaching case and sentenced him to five years of imprisonment. Soon after his release at 5.35 pm, the Race 3 actor was driven under police escort to the Jodhpur airport from where he was flown to Mumbai in a chartered plane, a police official said. Apart from Salman, actor Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and a local named Dushyant Singh were accused in the case. While Salman was found guilty under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, others were acquitted due to lack of evidence against them. Watch News Nation's special coverage to know what Salman's lawyer Hastimal Saraswat has to say regarding the case.

Updated : 08 April 2018, 01:42 PM