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Salman sentenced to one year imprisonment

February 17, 2006 16:08 IST
Last Updated: February 17, 2006 17:56 IST

Bollywood star Salman Khan was sentenced to one year in prison and fined Rs 5,000 by a court in Jodhpur on Friday.

The court found Salman guilty of killing two chinkaras or black bucks, a deer species, at Bhavad village in Rajasthan in 1998.

Seven other accused in the case, including comedian Satish Shah, were acquitted in the case by Chief Judicial Magistrate B K Jain.

Salman, 40, was present when the judgment was pronounced in the packed courtroom.

He was convicted under the Wildlife Protection Act. The sentence will come into effect after one month.

It was one of four cases filed against the actor for poaching endangered animals.

Salman was charged with hunting chinkaras during the night of September 26-27, 1998 when he was in Jodhpur for the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya's Hum Saath Saath Hain.

Salman and other actors starring in the film were booked by the Rajasthan forest department on charges of poaching endangered animals.

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Sub: yse!Salman Should be arrested and put behind bars

Hi! Its nice to hear that Salman is being convicted in the poaching case. This should be the last verdict and there should not be ...

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Good he is being punished. He cant get away just because he is rich and famouse .. he kills animals, kills people while drunk driving, ...

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I am very angry at the injustice the court has done in this case im a lawyer from the uk there was no evidence to ...

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I think the law has done very injustice with salman.

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god with u few persons hate u because ur famous and rich an u have charming look put them in ur rubesh basket ur allays ...

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