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Salman gets five years in jail for poaching

Jodhpur, Aug 24 A district court here in Rajasthan Friday upheld the punishment of five years given to Bollywood actor Salman Khan by a lower court for shooting a chinkara deer in 1998, a lawyer said.

Friday, August 24, 2007 | 11:34:25 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Jodhpur, Aug 24 (IANS) A district court here in Rajasthan Friday upheld the punishment of five years given to Bollywood actor Salman Khan by a lower court for shooting a chinkara deer in 1998, a lawyer said.

<a href=Salman Khan" src="http://www.india-forums.com/bollywood/images/uploads/salman_jail_big.jpg" align="right" border="" hspace="5" vspace="5"> Salman Khan was not present in the district and sessions court when the judge gave the ruling.

Salman had in April 2006 filed an appeal against the ruling of chief judicial magistrate who sentenced the actor to five years rigorous imprisonment and fined him Rs.25,000 for poaching a chinkara, an endangered species.

Salman was then taken to Jodhpur Central Jail where he spent three nights before the district and sessions court gave him bail.

'An arrest warrant will be issued by the court. So either Salman should surrender or he will be arrested,' Mahipal Vishnoi, lawyer for the Bishnoi community, which along with the state government filed the case against Salman, told IANS.

The actor has been found guilty under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act.

Salman and his friends were accused of poaching a chinkara at Ghoda near Jodhpur on the night of Sep 28, 1998 while filming for Sooraj Barjatiya's blockbuster 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.

A case was registered against Salman and five others under sections 143, 144, 148 and 201 read with 149 of the Indian Penal Code, sections 51 and 52 of the Wildlife Protection Act and section 27 of the Indian Arms Act Oct 11, 1988.


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Posted on: 29 August 2007 at 11:29am
I don't understand why they are only after Salman. What about Tabu, Saif Ali Khan and Neelam who were also with Salman?

I think that he did this unintentionally, without thinking about anything. If he is sorry for what happened, then the case should be dropped. the courts should spend more time on cases that matter.

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Posted on: 27 August 2007 at 3:39pm
ohis salman khan in the jail

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Posted on: 25 August 2007 at 7:11am
i agree wif ana1 why give punishment so late its stupid

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Posted on: 25 August 2007 at 6:12am
this is hesrtbreaking news!

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Posted on: 25 August 2007 at 1:54am
I feel bad for salman, i hope he gets out sooner :(

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Posted on: 25 August 2007 at 1:14am
Sanjay and Salman are both bad boys of Bollywood...fault or no fault...just their involvement in these cases is disgraceful...shame on them.

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Posted on: 25 August 2007 at 12:45am
rite Judgement! but y so late?

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Posted on: 24 August 2007 at 11:29pm
Botom line Justice and truth should win

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Posted on: 24 August 2007 at 1:12pm
why give the punishment so late? its dum

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Posted on: 24 August 2007 at 1:11pm
NO!! NO!!NO!!I DONT WANT HIM 2 GO 2 JAIL!!!!!!!!!!!

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