Salman Khan, who has denied all the charges of poaching and illegal possession of weapons, could be sentenced to between three to seven years in jail, if convicted but could be out on bail almost immediately. The trial court has summoned him for recording his statements on March 10
On Twitter, several of Salman Khan's friends including Anupam Kher and Rimi Sen rushed to post updates about how thrilled they were. However, Bollywood's biggest guns have so far been silent, unlike the concerted closing of ranks in May when the actor was convicted by a Sessions Court
"On basis of evidences produced by the prosecution, (Salman Khan) cannot be convicted, no matter how differently the common man thinks," the High Court said, in a verdict cheered not just by his family and fans but also by the film industry
To say that 2015 has been an eventful year for superstar Salman Khan would be a gross understatement. Bajrangi Bhaijaan released on July 17 to coincide with the Eid weekend that is now customarily booked for a Salman film. He wasn't done just yet. Diwali, usually reserved for SRK, was this year occupied by Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
A sessions court judge who is expected to decide today if Bollywood superstar Salman Khan spends more time at Rajasthan's Jodhpur central jail or not over the blackbuck poaching case has been transferred in an annual shake-up. Jodhpur Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi was among 87 sessions court judges who have been transferred. It is customary for judges to be given seven days for the transition so he is expected to hear the case today. Judge Joshi will then be replaced by Chandra Kumar Songara, district and sessions judge of Bhilwara.
Salman Khan, one of India's biggest stars, was sentenced to five years in jail on Thursday for killing two endangered blackbucks in Rajasthan 20 years ago. The 52-year-old actor was declared guilty by a judge for hunting the rare antelopes in forests near Jodhpur while filming "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998. His bail request will be heard tomorrow. His co-stars in the movie, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari, were acquitted.
Superstar Salman Khan is back in Mumbai from Kashmir, where he was shooting for Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Kareena Kapoor. The actor also promptly completed his bail formalities in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case, in which he was convicted by a Sessions Court.
Actor Aamir Khan visited colleague Salman Khan at home this morning, the latest in a series of celebrities who have flocked to the Khan residence in Mumbai's Galaxy Apartments to offer their sympathies to the actor who was convicted of culpable homicide not amounting to murder yesterday. Aamir co-starred with Salman in 1994 comedy Andaz Apna Apna and is a close friend of the family.