A Jodhpur court of Rajasthan on Thursday sent Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to jail for a five-year blackback hunting case. Prosecution counsel Mahipal Bishnoi told reporters outside the court of Jodhpur, “The court has given a five-year jail sentence and has imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 ($ 150) on Salman Khan.”
The lawyer said that an arrest warrant for 52-year-old actor is being prepared which will be sent to Jodhpur Central Jail. Khan, who has not pleaded guilty, can still appeal.
Khan and fellow actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam Kothari and Sonali Bendre were accused in the 1998 assassination of the endangered Blackback Antelop, while shooting for the film “Hum Saath Haith Hai” in Rajasthan. All other accused have been acquitted.
“The court has convicted Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre have been given the benefit of doubt and they have to leave.” A lawyer from Khan’s team told reporters outside the court, “Punishment There are arguments for the punishment. ”
Prosecution counsel Mahipal Bishnoi said that the fifth person, a local Dushyant Singh of the area has also been acquitted.
This decision can be a jail sentence for six years, the TV channel said.
Khan is arguably India’s biggest star, and most of his films are included in Bollywood’s top box office earnings. In December, his previous release “Tiger Jinda Hai” earned over 300 crores ($ 52 million). His next film is the action thriller and in August, Eid Holiday is going to be released during the weekend.
This is not Khan’s first brush with the law. In 2015, the Bombay High Court reversed its sentence in a hit and run case, which is accused of running a homeless man. Last year, another court in Jodhpur acquitted Khan in different hunting cases, on the verdict, there was no evidence that he killed an endangered umbrella.