Salman Khan given five-year jail term in blackbuck poaching case:
blackbuck: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been given a five-year prison sentence on Thursday after being found guilty at a 1998 blackbuck poaching case.
A Jodhpur court found Salman, among India’s most recognisable and bankable celebrities, guilty of searching 2 blackbucks while working on the movie Hum Saath Saath Hain at 1998.
The general public prosecutor stated they requested for the utmost punishment (of six years). But, Salman’s attorney had pleaded for minimal sentence.
The celebrity might need to approach a higher court for bond. In case the sentence was three decades, the actor might have applied for bail at precisely the exact same courtroom instantly.
The situation was in trial for the previous 19 years with all the certainty granted, that when found guilty, Salman could be billed under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, and might face six years in prison.
Controversial poor boy
The 52-year-old was dogged by numerous fees since undertaking the notorious hunting safari in protected forest property whilst shooting a movie in Rajasthan.
The Bishnois, a Rajasthani tribe viewed as custodians of this area´s wildlife, registered a complaint against the celebrities.
Salman was found guilty of murdering gazelles on the hunting excursion and also served a very short stint in prison, but had been freed on appeal in 2016.
A high court is tough his aquittal.
Controversy has followed the Bollywood bad boy because he burst on the silver screen from the 1980s.
He had been cleared at 2015 of murdering a homeless guy in a hit-and-run injury. That choice is currently being contested in the Supreme Court.
Indian courts can take years — and sometimes decades to announce verdicts.
He was also accused of attacking a former Miss World and triggered a firestorm at 2016 by stating his workout program for a movie left him feeling “as a raped girl”.
Nevertheless, the off-screen play has done little to enhance his charm.
The actor called ‘bhai’, meaning ‘brother’ in Hindi, appreciates a cult-like status together with nearly all his devotees young guys who envy him to be unmarried at 52.
He remains among Bollywood´s largest draws, starring in over a hundred movies and tv series.
The Khans are one of the top 10 most highly paid celebrities on earth.
The Bollywood heartthrob´s newest blockbuster Tiger Zinda Hai accumulated some $85 million globally.