Salman Khan Sent To Jodhpur Central Jail After Sentencing In Blackbuck Poaching Case: Live Updates

Salman Khan allegedly killed the blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Mathania village near Jodhpur.

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Salman Khan Sent To Jodhpur Central Jail After Sentencing In Blackbuck Poaching Case: Live Updates

Salman Khan has been sent to Jodhpur Central Jail after being found guilty of killing two blackbucks.

Jodhpur:  Actor Salman Khan has been sentenced to 5 years in jail in the two-decade-old blackbuck poaching case. The 52-year-old actor was found guilty of hunting blackbuck while working on the film "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998. He was present in the Jodhpur court today along with his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. His co-actors from the movie - Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam - have been acquitted in the case.

The blackbuck is an endangered species and is protected under the Indian Wildlife Act. The poaching had taken place near a village of Bishnois, a community that revers blackbuck and is passionate about protecting these animals.
 

Here are the live updates on the blackbuck poaching case:


Apr 05, 2018
18:35 (IST)
Salman Khan, "Reformed Bollywood Bad Boy", Gets 5 Years Jail For Killing Blackbuck: Foreign Media
After a legal battle that lasted nearly 20 years, a prominent Bollywood actor once seen by many as above the law was convicted of poaching two endangered blackbuck antelopes and sentenced to five years in prison.
Apr 05, 2018
17:37 (IST)

Jaya Bachchan upset over Salman Khan's jail sentence

Jaya Bachchan, who took oath for her second stint as Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, is sad over Salman Khan being sent to jail in the blackbuck poaching case. "The law is taking its course," said Ms Bachchan, while mentioning that the actor has also "done a lot of good work." 

Apr 05, 2018
17:14 (IST)
Sending Salman Khan To Jail, Judge Said, "...Because People Look Up To Him"
Convicting Salman Khan for killing blackbucks in 1998, a judge in Jodhpur emphasized that the "accused is a film star and people look up to him". The 52-year-old superstar was sentenced to five years in prison and taken straight to the Jodhpur Central Jail from court.
Apr 05, 2018
16:51 (IST)
Actor Neelam's Husband On Blackbuck Case Verdict

"I am happy for us but we are disappointed for #SalmanKhan. Justice has not been given properly in this case. I am feeling bad for him," says Actor Samir Soni, husband of Neelam Kothari, one the co-accused acquitted in the case.
Apr 05, 2018
16:42 (IST)
Bangladeshi Author Taslima Nasreen On The Blackbuck Poaching Case

"Killing endangered animals is a crime. But 5 years imprisonment for it is too much. Fine him (Salman Khan) Rs 5 crores and let him go," Taslima Nasreen says on Twitter.
Apr 05, 2018
16:07 (IST)
Actor Arjun Rampal Says Salman Khan's Sentence "Too Harsh"

"The law takes its course. Can't argue it. But at this point in time I just feel helpless and my heart goes out to @BeingSalmanKhan and his family. Reason, cause the last thing @BeingSalmanKhan is, is a criminal. I feel this is too harsh. I do hope he gets the relief he deserves," Arjun Rampal says on Twitter.
Apr 05, 2018
15:40 (IST)
Salman Khan has been taken to the Jodhpur Central Jail. His bail application will be heard tomorrow.
Apr 05, 2018
15:20 (IST)
Salman Khan To Be In Same Jail As Asaram Bapu
Salman Khan walked into the Jodhpur Central Jail today after being sentenced to five years in prison for killing blackbucks in 1998."
Apr 05, 2018
15:13 (IST)
Apr 05, 2018
15:12 (IST)
Salman Khan has reached Jodhpur central jail. The actor is likely to spend the night in jail. Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu is also lodged in the same jail. The actor's bail application will be heard tomorrow.
Apr 05, 2018
15:09 (IST)
"The eye witness, expert evidence and DNA report count as clinching evidence. The verdict is all based on this. The appeal is being filed based on the copy given to them. They have the right to file the plea and there is time till 5 pm," prosecution lawyer Mahipal Bishnoi said.
Apr 05, 2018
15:03 (IST)
Apr 05, 2018
15:00 (IST)
The bail application will be heard tomorrow. They have denied hearing it today. The order copy have been attached with the bail plea," a lawyer said. 
Apr 05, 2018
14:58 (IST)
Salman Khan is being taken to Jodhpur central jail. The actor will spend the night in jail if his bail plea is not accepted by the judge. The session court has asked for a copy of the order. The court will shut don at 5 pm.
Apr 05, 2018
14:55 (IST)
Salman Khan being brought out of Jodhpur Court
Apr 05, 2018
14:43 (IST)
Rs 400-600 Crore Riding On Salman Khan: Trade Analysts
Salman Khan has Rs 400 to Rs 600 crore riding on him in the industry and the verdict will affect three major film projects, according to trade analysts.

The 52-year-old actor was in the middle of shooting "Race 3" but it is not clear whether his work is complete on the film, being directed by Remo D'Souza, reports news agency PTI.

"Whatever is left of 'Race 3' will have to be completed soon because the film is releasing in June. 'Kick 2', 'Dabangg 3' and 'Bharat' were yet to start so there isn't much monetary loss. It is a huge loss to the industry and trade as he is a big star who guarantees big success," trade analyst Komal Nahta told PTI.
Apr 05, 2018
14:39 (IST)

  • Preparations for sending Salman to the Jodhpur Central jail are in place, Mahipal Bishnoi, the prosecution counsel, told reporters.
  • The judgment is 196-page long. 
  • Salman Khan will serve a simple prison sentence.
  • His lawyers have moved for his bail application
  • His bail plea needs to be accepted by 5 pm, else the actor will spend the night in jail.
Apr 05, 2018
14:30 (IST)
Salman Khan Guilty, Gets 5 Years In Jail. Here's What Twitter Is Saying
Blackbuck Case Verdict: Salman Khan was present in the Jodhpur court today along with his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. Salman Khan has been found guilty, while the other actors have been acquitted."
Apr 05, 2018
14:27 (IST)
Heavy security outside court
There is heavy security at the court. Quick Reaction Team (QRT) and police in riot gear has been stationed at the court premises.
Apr 05, 2018
14:22 (IST)
Bishnoi community members can be heard celebrating the sentence. The community has been the primary complainant in the case.
Apr 05, 2018
14:13 (IST)
Salman Khan sentenceed to 5 years in jail
Salman Khan has been awarded 5 years in jail by the court. A penalty of Rs 10,000 has also been levied on him. The actor will be going to central jail in Jodhpur. Salman Khan will be lodged in the same block where rape accused self-styled godman Asaram has been kept.
Apr 05, 2018
12:33 (IST)
Salman Khan's lawyer has finished arguing. Quantum of sentence expected in some time.
Apr 05, 2018
12:15 (IST)
"This case was registered because of Bishnoi community efforts. We had to do dharna to get the report lodged," said Gen Secy of Bishnoi Tiger Force.
Apr 05, 2018
12:05 (IST)
Over nearly two decades, Salman Khan had argued variously that he was not armed, that he had an air gun that doesn't kill. Reports that the animals died of "overeating" and that they were killed by dogs were also submitted in court.
Apr 05, 2018
11:58 (IST)
Apr 05, 2018
11:55 (IST)
There were 28 witnesses in the case, including Bishnoi villagers who came out running from their huts on hearing gunshots.
Apr 05, 2018
11:54 (IST)
Salman Khan was in court for the verdict in what is known to be his "lucky" black shirt. His lawyers are pleading for a lesser sentence. If he is sent to jail for less than three years, he can apply for bail.
Apr 05, 2018
11:45 (IST)
Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam have been acquitted by the court.
Apr 05, 2018
11:42 (IST)
Salman Khan's lawyer pleads for lesser sentence
Salman's lawyer Hastimal Saraswat is arguing for a shorter quantum of sentence. If he gets under three years, he can apply for bail right here. If he gets a sentence for more than 3 years, he will have to apply for bail in the sessions/high court. 
Apr 05, 2018
11:37 (IST)
Salman Khan, one of India's biggest stars, has been found guilty of the killing of two blackbuck near Jodhpur in Rajasthan nearly 20 years ago. The 52-year-old actor was found guilty of hunting blackbuck while working on the film "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998. He was present in the Jodhpur court today along with his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. Salman Khan and the other actors were facing charges under the Wildlife (Protection) Act. 
Apr 05, 2018
11:06 (IST)
Salman Khan has arrived at the court. If found guilty, the actor could face upto 6 years in prison. Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam are also accused in the case and could face a similar jail term. All the actors have arrived at the court.

Apr 05, 2018
11:00 (IST)
Salman Khan's sisters Alvira and Arpita have arrived at the court.
Apr 05, 2018
10:53 (IST)
There is huge security in the court. Emergency response team and women commandoes have been stationed at the court premises.
Apr 05, 2018
10:50 (IST)
Salman Khan is expected to arrive around 11 am
Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri will deliver the verdict today. Salman Khan is expected to arrive around 11 am. 
Apr 05, 2018
10:50 (IST)
Salman Khan lawyer praying ahead of verdict


Apr 05, 2018
10:28 (IST)
Apr 05, 2018
10:20 (IST)
Several cops in plain clothes are present at the court
Apr 05, 2018
10:05 (IST)
If Salman Khan is convicted, he could face up to six years in jail.
Apr 05, 2018
09:56 (IST)
Salman Khan's lawyer Hastimal Saraswat has reached court
Apr 05, 2018
09:52 (IST)
Police personnel deployed outside Jodhpur court ahead of verdict



Apr 05, 2018
09:38 (IST)
Accused local has reached court
Dushyant Singh, a local from jodhpur and one of the accused in the case, has reached court. 
He was present with Salman Khan in the gypsy allegedly used during the hunting 
He allegedly identified the places and took the actors for hunting
Apr 05, 2018
09:17 (IST)
Apr 05, 2018
09:03 (IST)
Salman Khan was accused of killing two black bucks on October 2, 1998 in Kankani village in Jodhpur during the shooting of "Hum Saath Saath Hain". Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, and Tabu, who were also shooting for the film, are the co-accused in the case.
Apr 05, 2018
08:58 (IST)
Salman Khan is facing charges under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, while the other actors have been charged under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code. Maximum punishment under Section 51 is six years.
Apr 05, 2018
08:51 (IST)
The final arguments in the case were completed in a Jodhpur rural court on March 28. Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri had reserved the judgment for April 5
Apr 05, 2018
08:50 (IST)
All accused reached Jodhpur on Wednesday and will be present in court today for the verdict.
Apr 05, 2018
08:49 (IST)
Apart from Salman Khan, his co-actors from the film, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam are also accused in the case. They were present in the vehicle Salman Khan allegedly used for hunting the blackbuck in Kankani village near Jodhpur.
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