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Raj govt wants jail term of Salman extended

india Updated: Jul 31, 2006 17:25 IST

The Rajasthan government on Monday sought enhancement of the one-year prison sentence awarded to Bollywood actor Salman Khan by a local court for poaching a chinkara and conviction of actor-comedian Satish Shah and six others acquitted in the case.

It filed a petition in Rajasthan High Court's main Bench in Jodhpur challenging the February 17 verdict of Chief Judicial Magistrate BK Jain sentencing Salman to a year in jail for killing the species of gazelle in September 1998 at Bhavad village in the district.

The court had also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the 40-year-old Salman while acquitting actor-comedian Satish Shah and others—Kuldeep Singh, Mohd Hussain, Yashpal Singh, Mahendra Pal Singh alias Rajubana, Dushyant Singh and MS Bhati.