The actor is alleged to have shot and killed blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur on the night of October 1, 1998, during the shooting of the film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.
Salman Khan today spent a second consecutive day at the Jodhpur Central Jail but few of his Twitter happy colleagues ventured online to voice their support for the "Sultan" of Bollywood, arguably the industry's most saleable star. He was also acquitted in a case under the Arms Act.
While other actors accused in the case including Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam Kothari and Sonali Bendre along with a local, Dushyant Singh were acquitted, Salman was found guilty and sentenced for 5 years in prison and a monetary fine of Rs 10,000 was also imposed on him.
This is the last of three poaching cases and an Arms Act case against Khan from the 1998 incidents.
Salman Khan's advocate Mahesh Bode has been receiving threat calls from Indian gangster underworld don Ravi Pujari, directing him to leave the case. His lawyer, Anand Desai, said they filed an urgent appeal of the verdict on Thursday, but the court said it would hear the plea for bail or suspension of the sentence at 10.30 am on Friday. Salman is lodged in ward no. 2, adjacent to the cell of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who has been accused of rape.
The prosecution also mentioned the hit-and-run case against him in Mumbai and other cases w hile requesting for the maximum punishment. Sources suggest that the actor even shared his fellow prisoner's food, which is brought from a nearby Asharam every evening, after refusing to eat Jail's Dal-Roti.
This comes as a massive blow to the actor who was present in the court along with his two sisters Alvira and Arpita and was not willing to talk to anyone.