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Blackbuck case: Salman Khan to spend another night in jail as court reserves bail order

A Jodhpur Sessions Court will now on Saturday hear the bail plea of actor Salman Khan who was convicted in a 1998 blackbuck case and was sentenced to five years of imprisonment on Thursday.

The bail plea of the actor, who spent a night in Jodhpur Central Jail, was slated for hearing at 10.30 am today. But the judge deferred hearing to Saturday, asking actor's lawyers to produce previous case records.

Now Salman Khan will have to spend second night in Jodhpur jail.

On Thursday, the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (Jodhpur Rural) Dev Kumar Khatri found the actor guilty of killing two blackbucks in Kankani village, near Jodhpur, during the shooting of Bollywood movie "Hum Saath Saath Hain".

Salman was convicted under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and was also imposed a monetary fine of Rs 10,000.

Shortly after the sentence was pronounced, the actor was taken to Jodhpur Central Jail, which also houses Asaram Bapu, accused of sexual assault.

Meanwhile, the remaining co-accused in the case ? actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu ? and Dushyant Singh, a resident of the area, were acquitted by the court. The seventh accused, Dinesh Gawre, is absconding.