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Salman Khan leaves Jodhpur court; called back on 17 July


The actor was in court to seek a formal suspension on the five-year sentence awarded to him in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

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Actor Salman Khan left the Jodhpur court on Monday (7 May) after his hearing was adjourned till 17 July. The actor was in court to seek a formal suspension on the five-year sentence awarded to him in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

He was accompanied by his sister Alvira, friend Baba Siddiqui, and his lawyers.

The plea was heard by district and session judge Chandra Kumar Songara.

Khan was convicted on 5 April by chief judicial magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri for killing two blackbucks 19 years ago. He spent two nights in the Jodhpur Central jail, before being granted bail by the sessions court on 7 April.

Both Khatri and district and session judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who gave him bail, have since been transferred.

Other accused in the case — Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre — were acquitted by the trial court. Another accused Dushyant Singh, an area resident, was also acquitted.

Khan was accused of shooting and killing blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur on 1 October, 1998, during the shooting of the film Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999).