Salman Khan was seen sitting before a police officer at the Jodhpur jail, apparently waiting.
Jodhpur: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan spent his first night at the Jodhpur Central Jail as Qaidi (prisoner) No. 106, after he was found guilty of killing endangered blackbucks 20 years ago and sentenced to five years in jail. His bail request will be heard today. Four other Bollywood stars, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari, were acquitted for lack of evidence. While delivering the verdict on Thursday, the judge said, “The way the accused killed two innocent black bucks in violation of the wildlife laws…he is a film star, people emulate him… there has been a rise in poaching incidents, so leniency is not justified.” Salman Khan’s lawyer said his bail papers have been prepared and the hearing will take place this morning in the Jodhpur sessions court.