After spending two nights in a local jail, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was granted bail on Saturday in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 by District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi.
Arguments on the actor's bail application, which had been taken up yesterday, continued this morning before the judge reserved his order for the post-lunch session.
While granting him bail, the judge asked Salman, 52, to furnish a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 and two sureties of Rs. 25,000 each with guarantees that he will adhere to all the bail conditions.
The court said Salman would have to secure special permission from it to travel abroad.
He is expected to be released by this evening after completion of various legal procedures, sources said.
Salman had spent a second night in the Central Jail here last night because the arguments on his bail plea could not be completed yesterday.
The superstar was convicted by a local court on Thursday and was sentenced to five years imprisonment in the two-decade-old case.
Salman and other Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam allegedly went hunting on October 1-2 in 1998 outside a forest reserve near Kankani village in Jodhpur while shooting for "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998.
While Salman was found guilty, the four co-stars and a local, Dushyant Singh, were acquitted.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri convicted Salman under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act.