Salman Khan Jailed for Five Years

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Police on Thursday arrested Salman Khan after an Indian court  handed down five years jail  term to  Bollywood superstar  in a two-decades-old blackbuck poaching case.

His sisters broke into tears as the judge announced the verdict which acquitted other  megastars of the Indian film industry.

According to an Indian journalist, Khan  comforted his family members   before  police arrested him.

Salman Khan along with Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari and a local resident, Dushyant Singh was accused of killing two of the endangered species.

According to ANI, Salman Khan’s lawyers were praying for probation.

Salman Khan arrives to hear the verdict 

Final arguments of the case were completed in the trial court on March 28, after which chief judicial magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri had reserved the judgment for Thursday. (Live updates)

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan arrives in the court 

Salman Khan is accused of killing two blackbucks, hunting of which is prohibited under the Wildlife Protection Act, at Kankani village in Jodhpur during the shooting of film “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.

Indian actresses Sonali Bindre and Tabu arrive to hear the verdict 

Actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari and a local resident, Dushyant Singh, are among the accused in the case.

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