Salman Khan, who had been sent to prison in the Jodhpur jail for the Chinkara poaching case, was granted bail by the Jodhpur bench of Rajasthan High Court on Friday. He reached home in Mumbai later in the day.The actor was in tears when he heard the news of his bail and said, “I am very thankful to my fans who prayed for me. I am not guilty. I want to hold my head high and not hang it in shame.”
Salman had been in Jodhpur Central Jail for the past seven days after a sessions court upheld his five-year jail term in the 1998 Chinkara poaching case. The actor utilized his time in jail painting and has expressed his desire to auction all the paintings that he made in jail.
However the animal activists are not happy with the news, “Its absolutely appalling. This is not even his first conviction. The court hasn’t considered that he has four other cases against him. He has beaten co-stars, run over five people, bribed witnesses, he’s been shown on TV holding a gun in his hand. Isn’t he a menace to society?” animal Rights’ activist Menaka Gandhi said on hearing the news of the actor’s bail.
The revision petition challenging the actor’s conviction will come up for hearing in the Rajasthan High Court on October 24.