Blackbuck Poaching Case: Salman Khan sentenced to 2-year jail term, eligible for bail

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A Jodhpur court on Thursday convicted actor Salman Khan in the 20-year-old Blackbuck poaching case. While other actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari have been acquitted.

Blackbuck Poaching Case: Salman Khan sentenced to 2-year jail term, eligible for bail 3

The court found the Dabangg actor guilty of all the charges under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. He has also been convicted of possessing a gun with an expired licence.

Now, the final verdict of the court is out and the actor has been sentenced to 2-year jail term. Since the jail term is below 3 years, Salman is eligible for bail by Sessions Court.

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If reports are to be believed, the actor is likely to get bail today itself. He also has been fined Rs 50,000.

Salman Khan  is accused of killing two blackbucks on October 2, 1998 in Kankani village in Jodhpur while shooting Hum Saath Saath Hain. Salman’s co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, and Tabu, who were also shooting for the film, are the co-accused in the case.

He has been convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act.

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