Jodhpur court sentences Salman Khan to five years in jail in black buck case

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The Hush Post: Bollywood star Salman Khan who was held guilty in the black buck poaching case has been given a sentence of five years of jail. The verdict was announced by the Jodhpur Court that has convicted ‘Dabangg Khan’ the actor in the blackbuck poaching case that dates back to 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie Hum Saath Saath Hain.

Salman Khan’s co-actors in the film, namely Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam have been acquitted in this case. Earlier, these film stars had arrived in Jodhpur on Wednesday ahead of the court hearing. The actors had allegedly killed 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 28 March. Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri had reserved the judgment for 5 April thereafter, First Post reported on Thursday.

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