Salman furnishes bond in Jodhpur court
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Salman furnishes bond in Jodhpur court

The actor posted a bail bond and surety worth Rs 100,000 in connection with the black buck case.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 19:27 IST

Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who has been given a one-year prison sentence by a court here for poaching an endangered chinkara, Friday posted a bail bond and surety worth Rs100,000 in connection with the case.

"Salman personally appeared in the court of the chief judicial magistrate here and furnished a personal bail bond of Rs50,000 and a surety of Rs 50,000", Hastimal Saraswat, counsel for Salman, told IANS.

The same court had on Feb 17 handed down the prison term and a fine of Rs.5,000 for the poaching of the chinkara at Bhavad village in Jodhpur district in September 1998. The court had then simultaneously given Salman a month to appeal the sentence.

"Judge B.K. Jain verified the receipt of the actor's personal bail bond and the surety and adjourned the hearing in another case of poaching a blackbuck to March 24 on account of my sickness," Saraswat said.

Salman also produced the order of Jodhpur District and Sessions Judge Yashpal Choudhary staying the lower court's sentence till a decision on the appeal filed by the actor March 10 was taken.

The district and sessions court has posted the matter for hearing April 12, Sarswat said.

First Published: Mar 18, 2006 19:27 IST