Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Saturday granted bail in a 20-year-old blackbuck poaching case by a Jodhpur court on a bond of Rs 50,000. The actor walked out of the jail late Saturday afternoon. District and Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi allowed actor's plea for bail and suspension of sentence so that he can file an appeal against his conviction and sentencing.
The 52-year-old actor was sentenced to five years of imprisonment after being held guilty of killing two blackbucks in Jodhpur during the shooting of his movie Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998. However, while convicting Salman, the trial court acquitted actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre and a local, Dushyant Singh, giving them the "benefit of doubt" for the incident.
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WATCH VIDEO: When Salman Khan walked out of the Jodhpur jail to a rousing welcome.