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Salman Khan sent to jail

August 25, 2007

Bollywood star Salman Khan [Images] was on Saturday arrested and sent to jail shortly after he landed in Jodhpur from Mumbai to surrender in the blackbuck poaching case.

On Friday, Salman lost an appeal against a five-year prison term given by a lower court.

Salman was picked up from the airport by a police team headed by Additional Superintendent of Police Sawai Singh Godhara when he arrived by a Jet Airways [Get Quote] flight accompanied by his brother Sohail and lawyer Dipesh Mehta.

Khan, wearing a white T-shirt, cargo pants and sporting sunglasses, was soon after taken in a police jeep and produced before the chief judicial magistrate who had issued the non-bailable warrant since he was not present in the sessions court which had on Friday rejected his appeal.

The CJM directed him to be lodged in the jail. His lawyers now plan to file an appeal against the sessions court judgment in the Jodhpur bench of the Rajasthan high court on Saturday itself, though it may be heard only on Monday.

Caption: Salman Khan, accompanied by policemen, arrives at the Jodhpur court on Saturday.

Photograph: Getty Images 


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