Dark day for Salman Khan and his fans!

Bollywood superstar salman khan has been found guilty in BlackbuckPoachingCase and sentenced 5 years imprisonment. At Jodhpur Central jail on Thursday 5th April 2018.

However in a report published by bbc stated that.

An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood
superstar Salman Khan to five years in jail for
poaching rare antelope back in 1998.
The court in Jodhpur also fined him 10,000
rupees ($154; £109) for the crime. He has
since been taken to jail.
Khan killed the two blackbucks, a protected
species, in the western state of Rajasthan
while shooting a film.
Four other actors who starred with him in the
movie and were also charged with the offence
have been acquitted.
Khan, 52, can appeal against the verdict in a
higher court.
Correspondents say he will have to spend at
least a few days in prison. They further added that What is behind the Salman Khan case?
This is the fourth case filed against the actor
in connection with poaching animals during
the filming of the 1998 movie Hum Saath
Saath Hain.
In 2006, a trial court convicted the actor in
two cases of poaching and sentenced him
separately to one year and five years in
prison. The Rajasthan high court suspended
the sentences the following year, and
eventually quashed both convictions in 2016.
The state government has appealed against
that order in the Supreme Court.
Khan was then acquitted of a third case in
2017, which was for possessing unlicensed
weapons used to poach the wildlife in 1998.
The original poaching complaint against him
was filed by the local Bishnoi community, who
revere and worship the blackbuck. Moreover bbc reported that In December 2015, Khan was cleared in a
2002 hit-and-run case in which a homeless
man died and four others were in injured. His
car allegedly ran over them while they were
sleeping on a street in the western city of
A lower court had convicted him in May 2015.
During his trial, Khan had argued that his
driver had been behind the wheel, but the
judge said it was the actor who had been
driving under the influence of alcohol.
Seven months later, the high court acquitted
him. It said that key evidence – including
testimony from a policeman who had since
died – was not reliable.
In January 2017, Khan was also acquitted in
another case that charged him with using
illegal firearms to kill the blackbucks.

One of Bollywood’s biggest stars, the actor
has appeared in more than 100 films and has
a huge fan following across the vast spectrum
of Indian society.
His fans include the middle-class English-
speaking audiences as well as poor slum
dwellers for whom the 350-rupee ($5.20;
£3.40) tickets do not come cheap.
Known for his romantic roles as well as
action films, Khan has won several
prestigious Indian cinema awards.
The eldest of the three sons of well-known
screenplay writer Salim Khan, he is a hit on
social media too – his Facebook page is liked
by more than 36 million fans, while on Twitter
he has 32.5 million followers.

BBC added that Every day in the Mumbai suburb of Bandra,
fans flock to Salman Khan’s apartment
building to catch a glimpse of the Bollywood
I once met a group of fans who had travelled
more than five hours by bus to wait in the
searing heat in the hope he would wave at
them from his balcony.
His films continue to draw mass audiences
across urban and rural India. In a country
where Bollywood is revered, Khan is one of
the most worshipped.
While his time in the spotlight has attracted
praise and controversy in equal measure, this
latest conviction is unlikely to dent his
popularity or damage his career due to the
cult-like status he enjoys.

Khan’s conviction is making waves on both
mainstream and social media.
The hashtag #BlackBuckPoachingCase is the
top trend on Twitter India while #Salman Khan
is also trending.
Many of the tweets addressed the fact that the
case has gone on for years.
Others welcomed the verdict.
Some celebrities, including friends of the
actor, took Khan’s side.
However, most Bollywood actors have
refrained from commenting.

Nevertheless BBC stated that Khan was convicted under the Indian Wildlife
Protection Act, the law that prohibits the
hunting of hundreds of different species.
Black buck deer, tigers, lions, leopards,
elephants, rhinos and Tibetan antelope are
among the species given the highest level of
Punishment for first-time offenders can be
imprisonment for up to seven years or a fine
of up to 25,000 rupees (£276; $386), or both.
Figures from the Indian National Crime
Records Bureau show 148 recorded
convictions for offences under the Wildlife
Protection Act in 2016. The records also show
2,096 pending cases awaiting trial, 207 cases
which were discharged and a 71.5%
conviction rate.
According to the State of India’s Environment,
the report published annually by the country’s
Centre for Science and Environment, there
was a 52% spike in poaching and wildlife
crimes between 2014 and 2016. More than
30,382 wildlife crimes were recorded in the
country during that period.

Read more:-www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43652304




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