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Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan gets 5-year jail term

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Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan gets 5-year jail term

 

 

Convicted and sentenced in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, actor Salman Khan will be housed in the Jodhpur Central Prison on Thursday night.

A Jodhpur court on Thursday sentenced Salman Khan to a five-year jail term, and a penalty of Rs 10,000 in the 1998 blackbuck killing case. The case dates back to October 1998 when Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam and Dushyant Singh allegedly went on a hunting expedition and killed two blackbucks in Jodhpur’s Kankani village. The actors were in Rajasthan for the shoot of Hum Saath Saath Hain.

The actor had four cases against him, related to the poaching incident. Today’s case was the last of the lot.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, while pronouncing the verdict in the case that had been under way for 20 years, called the actor a ‘habitual offender’. Judge Khatri ruled that hence the actor has been convicted, while the others have been given the benefit of the doubt.

The actor has been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. The other actors were charged under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code.

The case dates back to October 1998 when Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam and Dushyant Singh allegedly went on a hunting expedition and killed two blackbucks in Jodhpur’s Kankani village. The actors were in Rajasthan for the shoot of Hum Saath Saath Hain.

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