Several thousands, ranging from toddlers in arms to youth, elderly men and women, many carrying placards and banners with Salman's pictures had been waiting after the actor was granted bail by Jodhpur Session Court Judge RK Joshi.
As per a notice issued yesterday by the Registrar General of the Rajasthan High Court, Judge Joshi is one among 87 sessions court judges who have been transferred.
While Salman is free to resume his shoot for his future movies, he can't leave the country without court's orders. "If he refuses to decide the application today, the defence could seek refuge of the link court which is the ADJ court", Bishnoi said. He was sent to Jodhpur Central Jail and was given the tag of "Qaidi no 106".
The megastar's lawyers approached the Rajasthan High Court for bail immediately after sentencing.
A court in Jodhpur sentenced Khan to five years in prison for poaching the blackbuck deer, ending a lengthy legal battle. Arpita took ill as the prosecution strongly opposed the bail and she had to be taken out of the court room. During a break from filming, Khan allegedly went on a hunting trip with some of the film's co-stars, actresses Neelam Kothari, Sonali Bendre Behl and Tabu along with actor Saif Ali Khan (who stars in Netflix's upcoming first Indian series Sacred Games). But Salman's lawyers insisted the PM report was based on the bones of the animal and the skin, which is very crucial in such tests, was not examined. Five others, including four actors, who were involved in the case were acquitted.
Khan will appeal against his conviction at a higher court.
Salman's next movie, Race 3, which is being directed by Remo D'souza, is going to be released on Eid. The actor had also been accused of killing two "chinkaras".
"Almost 90 percent of the shoot for (the film) is over and the remaining portions will mostly be shot in India".
"The accused is a popular actor whose deeds are followed by people". "That's what Salman Khan's story is conveying".
This was the Salman's fourth time in this prison.