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Salman bail plea hearing today

Jodhpur, April 12
Bollywood actor Salman Khan will have to spend yet another night in jail here as his plea for bail and suspension of five years imprisonment for killing an endangered animal will come up for hearing tomorrow.

Salman has already spent two nights in the Jodhpur Central Jail after being convicted by Chief Judicial Magistrate B. K. Jain on Monday for killing a chinkara at Ghora village in September, 1998.

Salman's counsel H M Saraswat filed the 44-page application, which included 38 judicial points challenging the lower court verdict, before District and Sessions Judge G. S. Mehta who fixed tomorrow for its hearing.

Two other lawyers S R Bajwa and Dipesh Mehta also appeared in the court today on behalf of the actor.

A copy of Salman's petition was handed over to the prosecution on the court's direction.

The actor is being treated as an ordinary prisoner in the jail and was served chapati and vegetables for dinner and jaggery(gur) and gram for breakfast like other inmates.

In another development, the judge directed that Salman should be personally present in his court tomorrow in connection with his appeal against a lower court verdict sentencing him to one year in jail in another chinkara poaching case in Bhavad village.

The actor was convicted on February 17 but the sentence was suspended by the court to enable him to go for an appeal in the higher court. PTI 

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