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Salman gets bail in chinkara case

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Thursday given bail in the black buck hunting case. He will be set free immediately.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2006 11:02 IST

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Thursday given bail in the 1998 black buck hunting case. He will be set free immediately.

The actor spent three nights in Jodhpur jail.

Salman was on Monday sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment and sent to central jail in Jodhpur by a local court in connection with the 1998 black buck poaching case.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Brijendra Kumar Jain had also imposed Rs 25,000 fine on the star, who was taken into custody and sent to the jail.

The court had ordered one year rigorous imprisonment for co-accused Govardhan Singh and imposed Rs 5000 fine.

Four other persons were acquitted in the case when a chinkara was killed by Salman at Ghora farmhouse in Jodhpur.

Salman, facing four poaching cases, was earlier sentenced to one year imprisonment by the same court on February 17 for killing the endangered animal but the sentence was suspended for a month to enable him to appeal.

Seven other accused, including comedian Satish Shah, were acquitted in this case.

In other cases, actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabbu and Sonali Bendre are co-accused.