Jodhpur, May 7: The hearing of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s plea for suspending his five-year prison term in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, that was scheduled for Monday, has been adjourned to July 17. District and Sessions Judge Chandra Kumar Songara ordered the arguments to begin but Salman’s lawyer Mahesh Bora wanted some more time. Heeding to his request, Songara adjourned the hearing till July 17. Salman was seen leaving the Jodhpur trial court soon after. He had arrived here on Sunday.
The actor was convicted and handed a five-year imprisonment on April 5 by Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri for killing two blackbucks 19 years ago. He spent two nights in the Jodhpur Central Jail, before he was granted bail by the sessions court on April 7. Both Khatri, as well as District and Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who gave him bail, have since been transferred in what has been described as a routine administrative move involving a number of judges. (IANS)