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Salman Khan sentenced to five years in poaching case, others acquitted

Currently, three big movie projects -- "Race 3", "Bharat" and "Dabangg 3" -- as well as a comeback season of reality TV show "Dus Ka Dum" are riding on Salman's shoulders

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  • Salman Khan was sentenced five years of imprisonment
  • The imprisonment is due to 1998 blackbuck poaching case
  • He was found guilty under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was sentenced to five years of imprisonment by a court here on Thursday in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, while the other four co-accused stars — Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and Neelam — were acquitted of all charges.

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Salman Khan will face 5 years time in jail. Wikimedia Commons

Salman, 52, was found guilty under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 for killing two blackbucks, an endangered species, hunting of which is prohibited by law. The incident took place in Kankani village near Jodhpur on October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of Bollywood film “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.

The actor is being taken to Jodhpur Central Jail. If the sentence was less than three years of jail, the actor could have applied for bail in the same court. However, he will now have to approach the sessions court for bail.

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The actor’s case was represented by defence counsel Hastimal Saraswat. The judgement was pronounced by Chief Justice Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri at a hearing attended by Salman’s sisters Alvira and Arpita. The trial of the case was in progress since the last 19 years and the judge in a court here had reserved the order after the final arguments on March 28.

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The actor has been taken to jail in Jodhpur.Wikimedia Commons

Jeev Raksha Bishnoi Sabha has protested against the decision of acquitting the other accused stars. Their acquittal will be challenged in the high court, said Shivraj Bishnoi, state president of the organisation. Currently, three big movie projects — “Race 3”, “Bharat” and “Dabangg 3” — as well as a comeback season of reality TV show “Dus Ka Dum” are riding on Salman’s shoulders. IANS.

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Bollywood Welcomes ‘Bhai’ Salman After Blackbuck Verdict

Bollywood celebrities like Mika Singh, Sonu Sood and Adnan Sami are happy for "brother" Salman Khan, who was granted bail on Saturday in the 1998 blackbuck case

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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Facebook

Bollywood celebrities like Mika Singh, Sonu Sood and Adnan Sami are happy for “brother” Salman Khan, who was granted bail on Saturday in the 1998 blackbuck case by District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi.

Here’s what some of the celebrities tweeted:

Mika Singh: I’m so happy that my brother Salman Khan was finally granted bail! Today I will dedicate two songs to my big brother at IPL.

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Salman Khan’s Bollywood mates are happy on his return. IANS

Rohit Roy: Welcome back Salman Khan.

Subhash Ghai: Thanks to our judicial system which opens its doors to provide justice to its citizens till the end. Though Salman Khan has already been punished mentally for 20 years for his mistakes and is still waiting for justice for unknown time. Let’s pray for his better future.

Adnan Sami: So happy for the bail of my dear brother Salman Khan. Relieved. Come home. ‘Jai Ho!’

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Sonu Sood: A good deed is the best prayer. Welcome brother Salman Khan.

Neil Nitin Mukesh: And he finally gets bail. Salman Khan more strength to you ‘bhai’. Believe in the power of justice and the God above.

Rahul Dev: Glad. Bail finally for ‘Good Samaritan’ Salman Khan.

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Mika Singh also welcomed back. Twitter

Aftab Shivdasani: So happy for Salman Khan. Finally, much deserved relief for him and his family. Can’t keep a good man down for long. Hope justice prevails in the case as I have full faith in the judicial system. IANS