Salman Khan Got Five Years Jail
A Jodhpur court on Friday turned down actor Salman Khan's appeal against the lower court sentencing him to five years in jail for poaching the chinkara in Rajasthan in 1998.
In April 2006 Khan had been sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 25,000, after which the actor went in appeal against the order.
Khan was not present in court when the verdict was announced. It was not immediately known when he would be taken into custody.
Dismissing Khan's appeal against the lower court order, Singhvi upheld the jail sentence awarded to the actor.
The defence raised an objection that the court cannot pronounce the verdict if the accused is not present, but the judge cited provisions of CrPC under which it is allowed.
Khan has also been sentenced to one-year imprisonment in another poaching case of Bhawad and has filed an appeal against it.
But the hearing has not started as the record is pending with the Rajasthan high court where the state government filed a plea for enhancement of the sentence.
Bollywood star Salman Khan who faces an arrest warrant after a court rejected an appeal against his conviction in the chinkara poaching case will now appeal to the High Court to give him seven days to surrender, according to Times Now .
Salman's lawyers will petition the High Court to grant the Bollywood star seven days to surrender. According to Times Now sources Salman will surrender only after the Raksha bandhan festival. An arrest warrant is due to be issued against Salman Khan.
Earlier, a Jodhpur court rejected the bail plea of Salman Khan in a 1998 poaching case on Friday, a verdict that would send the actor to jail.
41-year-old Khan was not present in the packed courtroom when the verdict was pronounced by District and Sessions Judge Kamal Raj Singhvi.
Khan was convicted on April 10 last year for poaching of two blackbucks at Ujiyala Bhakhar near Ghoda Farm on September 28, 1998 during the shooting of Sooraj Barjatiya's film Hum Saath Saath Hain .
He has been sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment and slapped with a fine of Rs 25,000.
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