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Salman Khan black buck case: Supreme Court reserves order

The apex court reserved its order on Rajasthan government’s petition challenging the state high court's order staying Salman Khan's conviction and five-year jail term in the 1998 black buck hunting case.

entertainment Updated: Nov 05, 2014 17:39 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on Rajasthan government’s petition challenging the state high court’s order staying Salman Khan's conviction and five-year jail term in the 1998 black buck hunting case. The actor wants the conviction to be stayed so that he could travel to Britain for a film engagement.

An apex court bench of Justice SJ Mukhopadhyay and Justice AK Goel reserved its order, saying that Salman Khan's conviction could not be stayed merely because it comes in the way of his getting a British visa.

Salman Khan, along with Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam, Saif Ali Khan and others, was accused of hunting the protected black buck in Rajasthan while they were shooting for the film Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998.

Salman Khan was convicted in 2006 by the trial court and the high court stayed his conviction last year.