Blackbuck poaching case: Court to hear Salman Khan's plea for suspension of sentence on July 17

WION Web Team
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India Published: May 07, 2018, 08:51 AM(IST)

FIle photo: Salman Khan. Photograph:( PTI )

The Jodhpur District & Sessions Court on Monday set July 17 as the next date to hear actor Salman Khan's application challenging the trial court order sentencing him to a five-year jail term in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

Salman Khan reached Jodhpur on Sunday, 6 May for the hearing of his application before a sessions judge challenging the trial court order sentencing him to a five-year jail term in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

The application was listed for hearing on May 7 before Jodhpur District and Sessions Judge Chandra Kumar Songara, the actor's counsel Nishant Bora said.

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Fifty-two-year-old Khan reached Jodhpur on Sunday afternoon from Mumbai by a regular flight, a police official said.

He is accompanied by his sister Alvira, bodyguard Shera and some others, he said.

Khan was driven straight from the airport to a five-star hotel, the official said.

Khan was released from the Jodhpur jail, where he spent two nights, on 7 April, after then-District and Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi granted him bail in the case.

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