Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment in blackbuck poaching case by a court, will not receive any special treatment during his stay in jail, Jodhpur DIG (Prisons) Vikram Singh said. Singh added that Khan had made no demands or special requests – including for drinking water.
The actor will receive his jail uniform tomorrow. The senior officer said that he did not want the actor to be left alone, even as he referred to him as someone ‘who does not seem easily scared.’
In the process, Bollywood star Salman Khan became Qaidi No. 106 and has the rape-accused, self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, as his neighbour, with only the wall separating the two.
Senior officers of the Jodhpur jail told TOI that Khan would be kept isolated from other prisoners, with extra security at his new address at Ward No. 2 of the jail.
On Khan’s security inside the jail that also houses Lawrence Bishnoi, a gangster who had threatened to kill the actor, and some of his men, the officer said, “Adequate arrangements have been made for in the jail. Since he is a public figure, he can’t be put in barracks with common undertrials and convicts. He is being kept in isolation and separate from the other inmates,”