Salman Khan arrives in Jodhpur for hearing in blackbuck poaching case

JODHPUR: Bollywood star Salman Khan arrived here today for the hearing of his application before a sessions judge challenging the trial court order sentencing him to a five-year jail term in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

The application is listed for hearing tomorrow before Jodhpur District and Sessions Judge Chandra Kumar Songara, the actor’s counsel Nishant Bora said.

Fifty-two-year-old Khan reached Jodhpur this afternoon from Mumbai by a regular flight, a police official said.

He is accompanied by his sister Alvira, bodyguard Shera and some others, he said.

Khan was driven from driven straight from the airport to a five-star hotel, the official said.

The actor will be present in the court during the hearing of his appeal, his counsel said.

Khan was released from the Jodhpur jail, where he spent two nights, on April 7 after then District and Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi here granted him bail in the case.  (AGENCIES)