Khan Freed On Bail
LATEST: Bollywood bad boy SALMAN KHAN has been freed on bail.
The actor was recently sentenced to five years in prison for killing an endangered species while shooting a film in India's Rajasthan state in 1998.
On Thursday (30Aug07), he was freed on 100,000 rupees ($2,500, GBP1,250) bail while a High Court considers his appeal.
But director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India, Belinda Wright is disappointed with the ruling, accusing the court of giving Khan special privileges because he is famous.
She says, "It's a serious crime but obviously the high court sees some merit in giving him bail. If he had been a poor, peasant-poacher and not so high-profile, I don't believe he would have been granted bail."