Mumbai (Maharashtra), Apr 07 (ANI): After spending two days in jail, Bollywood actor Salman Khan returned to his residence in.
The 52-year-old actor has to file a personal bail bond worth Rs 50,000, besides producing a Rs 25,000 surety from two persons each who shall guarantee that he will agree to all bail conditions.
Four other Bollywood stars accused in the case - Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam - were acquitted Thursday by Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri. However, it is just Salman Khan who has been held guilty.
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"We are very happy that Salman has got bailâ€¦Salim Khan saab and his family had got a big relief".
On the other hand in Mumbai, several thousand, ranging from toddlers in arms to youth, elderly men and women, many carrying placards and banners with Salman's pictures were seen waiting eagerly at both the Mumbai airport and outside his Galaxy Apartments after he was granted bail by the Jodhpur district and the session court.
Khan says he did not shoot the two blackbuck deer.
Khan remains one of Bollywood's biggest draws despite the off-screen drama, starring in more than 100 films and television shows.
He has spent a total of 20 days in the jail in 1998, 2006, 2007 and this time.
The actors were accused of poaching a blackbuck, an endangered species protected under the Indian Wildlife Act, in Kankani village of Jodhpur during the shooting of film Hum Saath Saath Hain in September, 1998. He had been sentenced to prison terms of between one and five years in related cases before being acquitted by appeals courts for lack of evidence.
Khan was convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.