On Friday an Indian court adjourned a bail plea by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan so that he can fight a five-year jail term for killing a couple of black bucks in Jodhpur. The animals are considered an endangered species and their hunting is a legal crime.
Following the refusal of the bail plea the Bollywood actor will have to spend at least one more night in prison in the Rajasthan city of Jodhpur where the shock jail term was ordered on Thursday. Khan was not present at the sessions court in Jodhpur when the judge said he wanted to see the entire case record before deciding whether Khan should be granted bail.Khan applied for bail after the lower court Thursday ruled him guilty under wildlife protection laws and ordered the jail term.
Salman Khan’s lawyer, Mahesh Bora revealed, “We argued for bail in the court. Basically the eyewitness is not reliable… the trial court has convicted Salman on the basis of basically just one eyewitness.”
Since the verdict, Salman Khan as spent the time in the Jodhpur jail. The actor has always denied the charges of killing the endangered animal during the shooting of “Hum Saath Saath Hain” in 1998.
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