Rajasthan judge refuses to hear Salman's bail plea

Jodhpur, Aug 29 Rajasthan High Court judge G.K. Vyas Wednesday refused to hear jailed Bollywood actor Salman Khan's revision and bail pleas and ordered that it be transferred to another bench.

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Jodhpur, Aug 29 (IANS) Rajasthan High Court judge G.K. Vyas Wednesday refused to hear jailed Bollywood actor Salman Khan's revision and bail pleas and ordered that it be transferred to another bench.

<a href=Salman Khan" src="http://www.india-forums.com/bollywood/images/uploads/salman_movies_big.jpg" align="right" border="" hspace="5" vspace="5"> Vyas did not hear the actor's petition as he was earlier the counsel for the forest department in all poaching cases against the star.

Salman has already spent four nights at the central jail in Jodhpur. The celebrity prisoner, who was sentenced to five years in prison for hunting an endangered deer nine years ago in a village near here, surrendered himself to Rajasthan Police Saturday following an arrest warrant.

In his plea, Salman has stated that there was no evidence against him in the case and his driver Harish Dulani's testimony in court was not trustworthy, as he has been changing his statements frequently.

Salman has been convicted of poaching a chinkara deer at the Ghoda farm near Jodhpur on the night of Sep 28, 1998, while filming Sooraj Barjatya's blockbuster 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.

On Friday, the district and sessions court here had dismissed the actor's plea against the five-year jail term handed by the chief judicial magistrate's court.

In April last year, Salman had filed an appeal in the district and sessions court against the judgement of the lower court. The court had found Salman guilty under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.


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  • Posted on: 30 August 2007 at 2:18pmmaha786

    i cant understand y is salman alone suffering i mean there were other ppl also involved just bcoz he is a celebrity this stupid case is been put on him there r so many ppl who hunt these deers and other animals on a regular basis but they dont get caught its just tht salman is an actor he is been punished for his popularity he shd b freed frm this ridiculous case

  • Posted on: 29 August 2007 at 10:49pmMrs.SalmanKhan

    This is completely BOGUS !
    I agree wid shellyB .. people get away withall sorts of stuff .. and salman ? all he did was hunt a deer .. and its not like he would`ve caught it ^-^ like wtf this is such a stupid case .. he deserves to be bailed out !
    Just `cause he`s a celeb .. he gets all this suffering?
    GREAT!
    effin ..

    thnks for the article .

  • Posted on: 29 August 2007 at 5:49pmShellyB

    OMG people in India get away with murder, rape n more heinous crimes but 4 so called hunting a black deer celeb's get 5yrs with no hard evidence or credible witnesses vah vah well done justice system of india tussi toh gr8 ho NOT!!!!

  • Posted on: 29 August 2007 at 5:22pmKim_

    I agree with chintzz
    salman is facing racial discrimination.
    indian penal court is sick
    5 years for hunting a deer...
    do you think it's easy to hunt down a deer, you know how fast a deer runs, not even a best hunter can easily hunt deer... and salman he obviously can never do it... and it's been proven in one of the hearing that the witness was lier...

    and one more thing, Salman Khan is no threat to society he deserves to be bailed out right away...

    hunting a deer what a funny case

  • Posted on: 29 August 2007 at 3:58pmchintzz

    really thats so stupid

    indian court is bit wierd ....he has been jailed for such a stupid reason..just for killing a black dear 5 yrs jail... joka....y don they arrest people who are involved in terror activities....people in india who all are salman fans should protest against these ...plzz help sallu...he finest actor of india and also helps needy poeple all the time ...hez life has gone worst the day ash came and ruined his life ..people plz help sallu

  • Posted on: 29 August 2007 at 2:14pmFashion_2005

    That's so stupid, why judge isn't hearing salman's bail plea??

  • Posted on: 29 August 2007 at 1:15pmumi82990

    Great article/pictures.
    Thanks.

  • Posted on: 29 August 2007 at 10:00amangels_eyes

    the jude should atleast listing to thim and then decide

  • Posted on: 29 August 2007 at 6:15ambasanti_diya

    hey i hate the judges i think they love sallu but we dont' care we want him so levae him i m waiting and why sallu always

  • Posted on: 29 August 2007 at 5:33amsallu_lover

    omg im about to kill someone y always my salman khan

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