Saturday, 7 April 2018

Indian court granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, in poaching case



An Indian court has granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, two days after he was jailed for poaching rare antelope back in 1998.

 
The defence had questioned the testing of the animals and the reliability of witnesses, NDTV reported.


On Thursday, Khan had been convicted in Jodhpur, sentenced to five years in jail and fined 10,000 rupees ($154).


The court ruled Khan, 52, killed the two blackbucks, a protected species, in 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.
Khan, who spent two nights in Jodhpur jail, will appeal against his conviction at a higher court.


Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi delivered Saturday's bail decision at the Jodhpur court.




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