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Blackbuck poaching verdict: Good guy, bad boy Salman Khan back in jail

Blackbuck poaching verdict: Good guy, bad boy Salman Khan back in jail

However, actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam, who were also accused in the case, have been acquitted. If Khan's appeal is accepted, he could be granted bail or have his sentence suspended.

As the actor's bail plea will be heard by the Sessions Court at 10:30am on Friday morning, arrangements have been made to house the Dabangg actor in the Jodhpur jail, which houses several other high-profile convicts as well.

Rajya Sabha MP and former Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan said that she feels bad on court's verdict to sentence actor Salman Khan to five years of imprisonment for Blackbuck poaching case.

"Salman Khan has been convicted under the wildlife protection act and the rest of the stars have been acquitted", prosecutor Mahipal Bishnoi told reporters.

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He had been sentenced to prison terms of between one and five years for convictions in related cases which he was later acquitted of following successful appeals.

Singh said the 52-year-old actor will be lodged in a barracks next to Asaram's in the security ward and will not share it with anyone.

The court in Jodhpur found the actor guilty of illegally hunting the two blackbucks from his auto while filming "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998. Television footage later showed police escorting him to jail in Jodhpur, in the western state of Rajasthan. "He should get some relief from the higher court on grounds of the social work that he has done". That case had also been brought by the Bishnoi community.

The court, six years later on July 24, 2012, finalised charges against the actor and other accused in the four cases.

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The members of Bishnoi community are shouting slogans against Salman Khan and distributing candies as the actor was taken to the hospital for medical examination and then to the central Jodhpur Central Jail.

Salman was at the wheel when he spotted a herd of blackbucks, the Indian antelope, and shot and killed two of them, the prosecution said.

In December 2015 Khan was cleared in a 2002 hit-and-run case in which a homeless man died.

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