Salman Khan has been granted bail by the Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi at the Jodhpur Sessions Court on the surety of Rs 50,000 (10,000 Rands), following the plea application submitted by his lawyers on Thursday.
The actor was sentenced to five years imprisonment for poaching two blackbucks in 1998. The actor is expected to be released by 4:30 pm, following the completion of all formalities.
Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who presided over the bail hearing, and trial court judge Dev Kumar Khatri, who had convicted Salman Khan and sentenced him to five years in jail, are among the judges transferred in Rajasthan.
The transfers are reportedly part of routine reshuffle carried out in the beginning of April every year in Rajasthan. Salman Khan had spent the last two days in Jodhpur Central Jail.