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Salman Khan verdict highlights: Prisoner no-106 to spend night at Jodhpur Central jail, hearing on bail plea tomorrow

Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case verdict highlights: Salman Khan found guilty in blackbuck poaching case. Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre acquitted in the case. The trial of the case has been in progress for the last 20 years.

Salman Khan blackbuck verdict LIVE Updates Salman Khan verdict: Salman Khan was convicted in one of the cases in 2006 and was sentenced to five years in jail. (File Photo)

Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case: A Jodhpur court on Thursday convicted actor Salman Khan in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case and handed him a five-year jail term, while acquitting co-accused Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu due to lack of strong evidence against them. A fifth person, Dushyant Singh, a local who was allegedly accompanying the actors when the poaching took place, has also been acquitted, Mahipal Bishnoi, the prosecution counsel, said. Salman was also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000. The actor’s lawyers approached the court for his bail plea, which was later accpeted. Hearing of the bail plea will take place around 10:30 am on Friday.

In photos: Salman Khan found guilty in blackbuck poaching case

Salman was accused of killing two blackbucks on October 2, 1998 in Kankani village in Jodhpur during the shooting of “Hum Saath Saath Hain”. The trial of the case has been in progress for the last 19 years and Judge Dev Kumar Khatri reserved the order after the final arguments on March 28. Salman, who has been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, may face six years imprisonment.

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Salman was convicted in one of the cases in 2006 and was sentenced to five years in jail. While the actor spent a week in jail, the sentence was suspended by the Rajasthan High Court. The actor was also booked under the Arms Act as the licence of the gun he allegedly used while hunting had expired. However, the charges were later dropped due to lack of evidence.

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