‘Qaidi number 106’ Salman served dal-roti on first night in jail
JODHPUR: Referred as ‘Qaidi number 106’ in the confinement, Salman Khan spent a night in Jodhpur jail following a court verdict against him in blackbuck poaching case.
Sentenced to five years in prison for killing two blackbucks about 20 years ago during shooting of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain, the actor has been kept in ward no. 2 at the Jodhpur Jail, and was served the same meal as rest of his inmates.
The 52-year-old actor was served dal-roti and vegetables for dinner, but according to Press Trust of India, he refused it. He wasn’t allowed to get food from outside.
Jail superintendent Vikram Singh, while briefing the media said Khan would be treated as a normal prisoner and no special treatment would be given to him.
The moment Salman enters the jail
“He (Khan) was given normal jail diet like Dal chapatti and the morning meal will include simple khichdi, also he will have a simple wooden bed, a rug and a cooler in his cell, Singh said.
On the menu tonight is Chane ki Daal and Brinjal-Cauliflower sabzi. Tomorrow morning Salman would be served Daliya (porridge) and tea.
It was reported, however, that the superstar rejected the meal served to him and has been suffering from high blood pressure since last night.
The jail does not permit outside food for the inmates in the premises.
Brothers of the convicted ‘Sallu Bhai’ Arbaaz and Sohail have left for Jodhpur from Mumbai along with director Sajid Nadiadwala who has worked with Salman many a times.
Filmstars have started gathering at the Dabangg star’s Galaxy Apartment residence to show support to the family in such testing times.
Anand Desai, Salman’s lawyer has appealed the session’s court for bail and the hearing is expected tomorrow morning. In a public statement, the star’s lawyer raised a question over the acquittal of the 5 co-accused in the case. He said,
“The judgment simply implies that Salman was out hunting alone in the middle of the night in a remote area outside Jodhpur.”