A Jodhpur court has sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to five-year jail term in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, while other actors — Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari — have been acquitted. Salman will have to spend the night in Jodhpur Jail as his bail hearing in Sessions Court has been posted for tomorrow.
Salman Khan was accused of killing two blackbucks in a village near Jodhpur during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain. He has been convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, which carries maximum punishment of six years and minimum one-year jail term.
This is some sad news for all his fans.