Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case LIVE UPDATES



7.53 PM

Salman Khan reaches Mumbai

5.43 PM

Salman Khan reaches Jodhpur Airport


5.36 PM

Salman Khan leaves from Jodhpur Central Jail

5.25 PM

Salman Khan's sisters Arpita and Alvira reach airprot.

5:19 PM

Procedure at the jail premises is over. We are arranging security at the airport and security in transit. Once that is done, we will move him: Amandeep Singh Kapoor, DCP (East) Jodhpur on #SalmanKhan

5:12 PM

Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera reaches Jodhpur's Central Jail

3.27 PM

He will have to submit two bonds of Rs 25 thousand each, he cannot leave the nation without the court's permission and will have to appear here again in person on May 7: Mahipal Bishnoi, Lawyer of Bishnoi community.

3.25 PM

Salman Khan is likely to be out of #Jodhpur Jail by 7 - 7:30 pm today. He's expected to head for Mumbai immediately after that.

3.01 PM

Salman Khan granted bail by Jodhpur Court on surety of Rs 50,000

2.34 PM

The reason Salman Khan's bail plea order pronouncement is being delayed as it is taking more time to type out the order, reports said. The bail plea order is likely to be announced between 2.45 pm - 3 pm.

2.00 PM

Jodhpur court to pronounce bail plea order at 3 pm. Sister Alvira reaches court.

12.00 pm

No mobile phones, selfies allowed inside prison: Jodhpur jail official

11.45 AM

Sonam Kapoor extends her support to Salman Kapoor

11.34 AM

Salman Khan cooperated with investigation: actor's lawyer Mahesh Bora

Speaking to reporters outside the Jodhpur Sessions Court, Salman Khan's chief counsel Mahesh Bora said that they argued the actor has cooperated with authorities throughout. "He has been facing these charges for the last 20 years. He has not misbehaved and has cooperated with the investigation," Bora said.

11:09 AM

Judge to pronounce bail plea order after lunch

Arguments from both the defense and prosecution are over. The judge will pronounce the order after lunch at 2 pm.

10:52 AM

The verdict on the case is expected to be out around Lunch time.

10:44 AM

Putting an end to much speculation, Judge Ravindra Joshi has begun hearing arguments for Salman Khan's bail plea in the Jodhpur Sessions Court, as originally scheduled. According to legal experts, the sitting judge has seven days to get himself relieved and if he does so, the judge can proceed with the decision on Khan's application on Saturday itself..

10.30 AM

Salman Khan's sister Alvira and Arpita arrive at the Jodhpur court, accompanied by his the actor's long-time bodyguard, Shera. This indicates that the hearing will take place at 10:30 am as scheduled, despite the late night transfer of Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi last night, which cast doubts on whether the judge would continue to hear the case or recuse himself in lieu of the judge who will replace him..

10.08 AM

District and sessions court judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi arrives at Jodhpur Court. He will be hearing Salman Khan's bail plea. (ANI)

09:20 AM

It is up to the judge to decide if he wants to continue the hearing or not: lawyer Mahipal Bishnoi

The judge who sentenced Salman Khan to five years in prison transferred

Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, who on Thursday had sentenced Salman Khan to five years of imprisonment and fined Rs 10,000, was transferred overnight on Friday in a major reshuffle of Rajasthan's judicial officers as ordered by the high court, reported NDTV. Khatri will be replaced by Samrendra Singh Sikarwar, who is the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Udaipur.


12:30 PM

Co-actor and friend Preity Zinta reaches Jodhpur to meet Salman Khan in the jail amidst heavy media scrutiny.

11.20 AM

Salman Khan's sisters, bodyguard Shera leave from Jodhpur court

11.18 AM

Salman Khan bail hearing verdict to come tomorrow morning. He will have to spend another night in Jail.

10:50 AM

Salman Khan's bail plea hearing begins

Actor Salman Khan's bail plea hearing has begun inside the Jodhpur Sessions Court on Friday morning.

10:25 AM

Salman Khan's sisters, bodyguard Shera reach Jodhpur court premises

Convicted actor Salman Khan's sisters and bodyguard Shera were seen entering the Jodhpur Sessions Court on Friday morning ahead of the Bollywood star's bail plea hearing at 10.30 am.

10:17 AM

Jodhpur Sessions Court judge reaches court

Actor Salman Khan's bail plea hearing is set to be taken up at 10.30 am on Friday in the Sessions Court in Jodhpur. The judge has reached the court premises. the actor's Bollywood colleagues are hopeful Salman will get to return to Mumbai on Friday itself.

10:00 AM

Salman Khan slept on a rug on the floor in Jodhpur jail cell


4:20 PM

Neelam Kothari, Sonali Bendre and Saif Ali Khan return to Mumbai


Actor Arjun Rampal 'feels helpless', says law takes its own course

3:51 PM

No amenities for Salman in Jodhpur jail

Sources in Jodhpur Central Jail confirm that the room lacks all kinds of amenities. The actor has been kept in a cell close to that of Asaram bapu. There is definitely no cooler or AC and it is just like other simple prison cells.

3:35 PM

3:33 PM

Salman Khan arrives at Jodhpur Central Jail, will undergo medical test soon

3:21 PM

3:03 PM

Salman Khan's bail application to be heard at 10.30 am on Friday
3.00 PM

Salman Khan reaches Jodhpur Central Jail

2.52 PM

Salman Khan left the session court with and now is being taken Jodhpur Central Jail

2.11 PM

Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years of Jail and Rs.10,000 fine in Blackbuck poaching case.

1:56 PM

Quantum of sentence likely to be announced at 2 pm

12.23 PM

Salman Khan convicted in black buck poaching case

12:12 PM

11.58 AM 

Bishnoi Sabha, has decided to appeal against the acquittal of the four co-accused in the blackbuck poaching case.

11.47 AM

11.30 AM

Jodhpur court says Salman Khan guilty in 1998 Blackbuck poaching case

The court held Salman Khan guilty in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case but acquitted Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and other actors. Quantum of sentence shortly

11.00 AM 

Salman Khan has arrived at the court. If found guilty, the actor could face up to 6 years in prison. Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam are also accused in the case and could face a similar jail term. All the actors have arrived at the court.

10:43 AM 

Speaking to CNN-News18, Race 3 director Remo D'Souza said the entire cast and crew was looking forward to the closure of the 19-year-old case with a favourable verdict. "Salman never talks about the case while shooting for his films. Same was the case during Abu Dhabhi schedule of Race 3, after which the actor left for the verdict. The unit and everyone associated to his big Eid release are hoping for a closure to this long stretched case with a favourable verdict," D'Souza said.

10:05 AM

Hearing for blackbuck case to begin at 11.15 am

According to CNN-News18, the final hearing in the black buck case will begin at 11.15 am. Accused actor Salman Khan is expected to arrive in the courthouse at 11 am.

10.00 AM

Salman Khan's counsel Hastimal Saraswat has arrived at Jodhpur court. He had earlier denied the allegations and said there were several loopholes in the prosecution's story and it had failed to prove its case beyond any doubt. Prosecution has failed to prove the allegations. It engaged in tampering and fabricating evidence and documents as well as roping in fake witnesses to prove its case. It even failed to prove that the black bucks were killed by gunshots. Hence, such investigation cannot be trusted," Saraswat had said.

09:33 AM

Jodhpur trial court judge Dev Kumar Khatri has arrived and is set to deliver verdict in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case in which actor Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari are accused. The actors are expected to arrive in the courtroom shortly and Salman’s sisters Alvira and Arpita are also likely to be present. Salman Khan was accused of killing two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani village near Jodhpur on the intervening night of October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain. He is facing charges under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and the other actors have been charged under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code. Maximum punishment under Section 51 is six years.

09.00 AM

Police personnel deployed outside Jodhpur court ahead of the verdict in Salman Khan Blackbuck Poaching Case.