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Salman Khan returns to Mumbai

Last updated on: April 13, 2006 21:53 IST

Salman Khan, who was released on bail by a Jodhpur court today, has returned to Mumbai.

He reached Mumbai at 8 pm with actress Katrina Kaif in a chartered aircraft, his family said. Fans gathered outside his Bandra residence to greet the actor.

Salman, who was in jail since Monday after being sentenced to five years imprisonment for killing an endangered animal, was granted bail by district and session judge G S Surana. He was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and two sureties of RsĀ 1 lakh each.

The star was not present in court when the judge granted him bail. He had appeared earlier in the day in connection with his appeal against another poaching case, in which he has been sentenced to a year's imprisonment.

The actor's brother Suhail Khan, sister Alvira, Katrina Kaif, and a number of Bollywood personalities including Govinda, David Dhawan and Sajiid Nadiadwala were present in the court. A large number of Salman's fans and supportersĀ had gathered outside, shouting slogans in his support. Police had a tough time controlling jubiliant fans as news of his being granted bail came out. They had to resort to a mild lathi charge to control them.

The judge has fixed June 19 for a final hearing on the suspension of the sentence.

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