Fans and Bollywood celebrities rejoiced after actor Salman Khan on Saturday walked out of Jodhpur jail, where he spent two nights, following a sessions court order in Jodhpur which granted him bail in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.
Salman was sentenced to five years in jail in the case on Thursday.
Immediately after his release at 5.35 pm on Saturday, 52-year-old Salman was driven under police escort to the Jodhpur airport from where he was flown to Mumbai in a chartered plane, a police official said.
Khan was allowed to leave the jail after the prison authorities received the bail documents, the official said. The actor’s long-time bodyguard Shera accompanied him to the airport.
Hundreds of the actor’s fans, who gathered outside the Jodhpur Central Jail, burst firecrackers and sang songs from his films as he walked out of the prison. The police had made tight security arrangements.
The fans, who were carrying garlanded posters of Salman, raised slogans like “Salman zindabad”, “Salman tum sangharsh karo, hum tumhare saath hai (Salman, you continue your struggle, we are with you)”. A few fans even chased the actor’s cavalcade for some distance.
‘Swag Se Karenge Salman Ka Swagat’
After landing at Santa Cruz airport in Mumbai, Salman was taken to his first-floor flat at Bandra’s Galaxy Apartments where he reached at around 8 pm. His fans, who were there in front of his residence, burst crackers.