Salman Khan Gets 5 Years In Jail In Blackbuck Case

Minutes ago, the judge pronounced a 5-year jail term for Salman Khan in the 1998 Blackbuck Case. The actor is being taken to Jodhpur Central Jail

Salman Khan has been sentenced to 5-year jail term in the 1998 Blackbuck Case. The actor will be taken to Jodhpur Central Jail. He will have to shell out Rs 10,000 as penalty. The moment the verdict was pronounced Salman, Arpita and Alvira broke down.

The actor cannot apply for bail today.

Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari had reached Jodhpur yesterday for the verdict of the 1998 Blackbuck Poaching Case.

A Jodhpur trial court eventually convicted the superstar, while acquitting others.

There are two other accused in the case -- travel agent Dushyant Singh and Dinesh Gawre, Salman's assistant at the time. Gawre is still absconding.

It is said that Salman and some of his co-stars from Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999) allegedly went on a hunt and killed an endangered species of blackbuck. This happened when the crew was shooting for a segment of the film in Jodhpur. There were mass protests by the Bishnoi community of the area, and finally a case was lodged against the actors.

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