Thursday, 5 April 2018

Bollywood Actor, Salman Khan facing up to six years in jail for killing rare antelope

Popular Bollywood star Salman Khan is facing up to six years in jail after being found guilty of killing two rare antelopes.

An Indian court in the city of Jodhpur today convicted the mega-star of poaching the rare antelopes back in 1998 – a verdict that could derail the career of one of the country’s most popular actors.

52 year old Salman Khan killed the protected species in the Indian state of Rajasthan whilst shooting a movie, and was found guilty of violating the country’s wildlife law.

He could face up to six years in prison, with a one year jail term being the minimum, according to reports.

Mahipal Bishnoi, a lawyer who fought against Khan, said the court in Jodhpur was hearing arguments on the appropriate sentence for the actor.

“They are praying for probation, they are emphasising on the minimum sentence,” Bishnoi told reporters outside the court.

Reuters reports they could not immediately reach a lawyer for Khan to seek comment.

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