In a further twist to the ongoing legal troubles for Salman Khan, the judge hearing his bail appeal at a Jodhpur Sessions Court, has been transferred in an annual shake-up.

Judge Joshi had begun hearing the case this morning and will be replaced by Chandra Kumar Songara, district and sessions judge Bhilwara, within a week’s time, according to NDTV.

On Friday, Judge Joshi had reserved the bail order by a day as he wanted to see the entire case record before deciding on the bail verdict.

Whether this further delays the outcome of Khan’s bail hearing, remains to be seen.

Khan was convicted in the 1998 black-buck poaching case. He was sent to prison for five years on Thursday.

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