Khan Jailed Over Poaching Outrage

Bollywood star SALMAN KHAN has been sentenced to a year behind bars after being found guilty of poaching a sacred animal in Rajasthan, India.

The screen actor killed two blackbucks, a protected species of antelope, in the western state in 1998. He plans to appeal against the conviction.

Khan has also been fined 5000 rupees ($111/GBP63) for the offence.

The community in Rajasthan were enraged when the incident occurred, as they worship the species - and Khan subsequently endured a seven-year trial in the Rajasthani town of Jodhpur.

He became so fed up, he told the court, "The court can hang me. I am tired of such lengthy proceedings."

Khan is also facing trial over an alleged hit-and-run incident in Mumbai, India, in 2002. Khan allegedly drove into a group of homeless people on a pavement before crashing into a bakery.

Khan - who has dated actress and former Miss World AISHWARYA RAI - faces 10 charges, including causing death by dangerous driving. He has pleaded not guilty on all counts.


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I agree that what salman has done is not right but the serving 1 year in jail i think is a bit too much.I love you salman...always have...i loved you from Biwi ho to aisi to your latest movies but my favourite was maine pyar kiya. My prayers will be with you always.
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salman,i love u and no matter what people say and do to u i will always love u and will satnd for u.
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Assalamu Alaikum Salman,You are such amazing star,i lke most of ur films,i am so angry when people talk bad things about you,NO Matter,you will remain the greatest star for me and ur funs.i am not Indian but i am Somalian and i live in london.i love you....love...u...Salman
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from south africa my dear best favorite actor - i and many other in sa love u and i'm sure yr appeal will be successfullyrs faithfullyjudhi
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It would appear that I, in fact, have made a spelling error. It should be excessive. At least I admit it.Why is a year in jail for a man who, in essence, just makes his living in front of the camera, a bit too much??You do the crime you do the time.
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