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