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Court grants reprieve to Salman

The Bollywood star was sentenced to one-year jail and fined Rs 5,000 last month in the black buck poaching case.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 15:37 IST

Bollywood star Salman Khan got a temporary reprieve when the Jodhpur Session Court stayed his one-year jail in the black buck poaching case on Friday.

Salman Khan was sentenced to one year imprisonment and fined Rs 5,000 by a Jodhpur court on Februray 17, 2006.

The court found him guilty of killing two chinkaras, a deer species, at Bhavad village in Rajasthan district in 1998.

Seven other accused in the case, including comedian Satish Shah, were acquitted by Chief Judicial Magistrate BK Jain.

They were booked by police under the Wildlife Protection Act on October 11, 1998.

The next hearing in the case will be in April.

First Published: Mar 10, 2006 13:32 IST