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Salman Khan to help jail inmates

Actor Salman Khan has offered to pay a fine on behalf of about 400 inmates who are languishing in jail despite completing their term.

entertainment Updated: Jan 30, 2012 00:46 IST

Actor Salman Khan has offered to pay a fine on behalf of about 400 inmates who are languishing in jail despite completing their term. Salman’s charitable organisation, Being Human, has written to jail authorities offering to help inmates who have served their sentence, but are still locked up because they cannot pay a fine due to poverty or some other reason.

The jail authorities have now sent the letter to the legal section. Following their clearance, a No Objection Certificate will be sought from the administration. With their permission, the Bodyguard star’s foundation will submit about Rs 40 lakh, thereby freeing approximately 400 inmates from jails in the state.

“In about 63 jails in UP, there are 400 such inmates who have completed their jail term but are still inside because they cannot pay fine due to financial problems,” says Vijay Kumar Gupta, Inspector General (UP).