Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan convicted, 5 years jail term
Jodhpur: Superstar Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years jail term along with a fine of Rs 10,000 by a Jodhpur Court, on Thursday, in the 1998 Blackbuck poaching case.
The court convicted Bollywood's dabangg Khan in the case while all other stars including Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam were acquitted.
Salman Khan will be sent to Jodhpur Central Jail today.
The bench of Chief Judicial magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri convicted Salman Khan under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act.
It is to be mentioned that the movie stars were accused of poaching black bucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur on October 1 and 2, 1998, during the shooting of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' movie.
They were accused of killing two black bucks, hunting of which is prohibited under the Wildlife Protection Act.
The final arguments in the case were completed in a Jodhpur rural court on March 28. Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri had reserved the judgment for April 5 thereafter.