New Delhi: The Supreme Court will decide today whether Rajasthan High Court's suspension of actor Salman Khan's conviction is valid.
Mr Khan was convicted in 2007 for hunting and killing endangered deer while shooting for a film in Rajasthan in 1998. He was sentenced to five years in jail and is currently out on bail in the case.
But in 2013, the Rajasthan High Court suspended the conviction to make it easier for the actor to travel to the United Kingdom to shoot for a film.
Mr Khan's visa had lapsed and under British immigration rules, a person convicted and sentenced to more than a four-year term in prison is not eligible for a visa.
The Rajasthan government challenged the High Court's order suspending the actor's conviction. If the Supreme Court sets aside the suspension, Mr Khan will not be able to go to the UK.
He is accused of killing two chinkara deer and a blackbuck and has spent time in a Jodhpur jail twice. Both animals are protected and killing them is a punishable offence.