AsVastavam web: superstar Salman Khan was today granted bail by a district and sessions court in Jodhpur in the 1998 black buck poaching case in which he has been sentenced to five years in jail, his friends and well-wishers from film industry expressed their happiness over the decision.District and Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi allowed Salman’s plea for bail and suspension of sentence so that he can file an appeal against his conviction and sentencing.The 52-year-old actor, who had spent two nights in the Jodhpur Central Jail after his sentencing on Thursday, was granted bail on a bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of like amount, Defence counsel Mahesh Bora said, adding he is likely to be released this evening once the papers are ready and sent to jail authorities.
Producer of “Race 3” Ramesh Taurani said he is “happy” that the actor has come out of jail.Director Anees Bazmee, who has worked with Salman on “No Entry”, hopes the “Sultan” star will soon be out of this case.”I am very very happy. He is a family, a very dear friend so I wanted me to be free at the earliest from all this. At the same time, we have to follow the law of the land. We are hopeful the higher court will look at things properly and he will be out of this soon,” he said.
The actor’s “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” co-star Neil Nitin Mukesh took to Twitter to express his happiness over the decision.”The force and the force field #surakshakavach #humreallysaathsaathhai #gotyourback,” Sonakshi Sinha posted on Instagram.Salman’s “Dabangg” co-actor Sonu Sood tweeted, “A Good deed is the best Prayer. Welcome brother Salman Khan .” Singer Adnan Sami, who composed the music of Salman’s “Lucky: No Time for Love” said, “So happy for the bail of my dear brother Salman Khan . Relieved. Come home. JAI HO!”