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Apr 05, 2018

Salman Khan jailed for 5 yrs.

An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to five years in jail for poaching rare antelope back in 1998.

The court in Jodhpur also fined him 10,000 rupees ($154; £109) for the crime. He has since been taken to jail.

Khan, 52, can appeal against the verdict in a higher court.

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(Last Update : April 05, 2018 2.23pm ) Salman Khan guilty of poaching

An Indian court has found Bollywood superstar Salman Khan guilty of poaching rare antelope back in 1998.

Khan killed the two blackbucks, a protected species, in the western state of Rajasthan while shooting a film.

Four other actors who starred with him in the movie and were also charged with the offence have been acquitted by the court in Jodhpur.

Khan could now face between one and six years in jail. He can appeal against the verdict.

This is far from the actor's first brush with the law. In December 2015 Khan was cleared in a 2002 hit-and-run case in which a homeless man died.

He was also acquitted in another poaching case in July 2016.

(BBC News)

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