While there is a major uproar over the judgement that was passed at the Jodhpur court against Salman Khan, the situation was quite different about a decade ago. Well, the comparison here stems from the fact that this is not the first time Salman Khan has been spending his time in jail. About a decade ago, the actor was serving a short sentence period at Jodhpur Central jail.
Yes, in years 1998, 2006 and 2007, Salman Khan has spent a total of 18 days in Jodhpur Central Jail for cases related to poaching. The previous cases involved him in varied cases of poaching chinkaras and blackbucks. The current case concentrates on the killing of two blackbucks during the shoot of Hum Saath Saath Hain. Salman is said to have gone hunting with co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam Kothari and Sonali Bendre.
Let us remind you what happened the last time Salman Khan spent six nights in Jodhpur jail. Yes, the actor was earlier convicted for four cases, out of which three were for hunting rare species of animals and the fourth one under Arms Act. While he eventually got acquitted from almost all of them, the actor however served a six day imprisonment in Jodhpur before this happened.
Whilst leaving from Mumbai, he had reportedly addressed to the media that he is going to Jodhpur to surrender. Further talking about the incident, Chief Justice Magistrate Ravi Shankar Sharma had earlier issued a non-bailable warrant against the superstar. He was directly presented in front of the court after he lost an appeal against a five year jail sentence at a sessions court on August 24, 2007. Post that, he spent six nights in the Jodhpur bail before he was bailed out on August 31, 2007.
The Rajasthan High Court also had asked Salman to pay a personal bond of Rs.1 lakh and two surety bond of Rs.50,000 each. After the bail, Salman was taken in a police vehicle and was flown to Mumbai in a chartered flight.
As for the bail plea for the ongoing blackbuck poaching case is concerned, a hearing was scheduled for today. However, earlier in the afternoon, it was reported that another hearing session has now been scheduled for tomorrow i.e. on April 7.