Salman Khan has been granted bail by a Jodhpur court in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case, reports Economic Times.

While his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre were acquitted in the case two days ago, Salman was sentenced to five years in prison in a "surprise verdict".

After spending two nights in Jodhpur Central Jail, Salman Khan's plea for bail and suspension of sentence was approved and he can now file an appeal against his conviction and sentencing.

The bail was granted on a bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of Rs 25,000 each. Salman is expected to be released from jail by 7pm today.

Khan will have to seek permission from the court before travelling abroad. His next hearing is scheduled for May 7.