Thursday, 5 April 2018

Indian court sentenced Bollywood star Salman Khan to five years in jail for poaching



An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to five years in jail for poaching rare antelope back in 1998.

 
The court in Jodhpur also fined him 10,000 rupees ($154; £109) for the crime. He will now be taken to jail.


Khan killed the two blackbucks, a protected species, in the western state of 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, 52, can appeal against the verdict in a higher court.
Correspondents say he will have to spend at least a few days in prison.





BBC         News.