Salman Khan’s bail order expected shortly

District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who heard Salman Khan’s bail plea on Saturday morning in the blackbuck poaching case, will pronounce the order after lunch. The actor’s lawyer informed the media that the arguments had been concluded. Judge Joshi on Saturday also met trial court judge Dev Kumar Khatri who sentenced him.

BREAKING NEWS: Salman Khan granted bail read the full story here

In a late night development, Joshi was transferred by the Rajasthan High Court, however the transfer is expected to not impact Saturday’s hearing.

His sisters Alvira and Arpita are present at the court for the hearing.

Judge Hearing Salman Khan’s Bail Plea Transferred

District and Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who was supposed to pronounce order on Salman Khan’s application for bail and suspension of sentence in 1998 black buck poaching case, has been transferred as part of a reshuffle.

In a late night development, Joshi has been transferred to Sirohi, as per an order of the Rajasthan High Court. Chandra Kumar Songara will be replacing him in Jodhpur’s sessions court.

Joshi is among 134 judges transferred by the Registrar General of the High Court.

BREAKING NEWS: Salman Khan granted bail read the full story here

“The chances are feeble of the departing judge proceeding further in the matter,” one of the prosecution counsels Mahipal Bishnoi said.

But according to legal experts, the sitting judge has a time of seven days to get himself relieved and if he does so, the judge can proceed with the decision on Khan’s application on Saturday itself.

“If he refuses to decide the application, the defence could seek refuge of the link court which is the ADJ court,” Bishnoi said.

In another development, Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, who had sentenced Khan to five years in jail, has also been replaced by another magistrate. Khatri has been put on awaiting posting orders.

In summary
  • BREAKING NEWS: Salman Khan granted bail read the full story here
  • On Friday, the court had reserved the order on Salman Khan’s bail plea till Saturday
  • Salman Khan has been convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
    The actor was sentenced to a five-year jail term by the court in the blackbuck poaching case on 5 April
  • The actor has also been fined Rs 10,000 by the Jodhpur trial court
  • All the other accused in the case – Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam – were let off

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