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Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case LIVE updates: Judge asks actor's lawyers to produce previous case records


Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case LIVE updates: Judge asks actor's lawyers to produce previous case records
Salman Khan was first sentenced to one-year imprisonment on 17 February, 2006 under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act for killing two Chinkara (Indian gazelle), Rajasthan's state animal, at Bhawad village near Jodhpur on the night of 26-27 September, 1998. The sessions court later suspended the sentence on 10 March, 2006.The actor was awarded a five-year jail term on 10 April, 2006 under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act for hunting one blackbuck, a protected animal, at Ghoda Farm near Jodhpur's Mathania village on the night of 28-29 September, 1998. Three days later the sessions court granted him bail in the case. After the same court rejected the defense plea to suspend the sentence on 24 August, 2007, Salman Khan surrendered before the court on 26 August, 2007 and was sent to the Jodhpur jail. He was granted bail by the Rajasthan High Court on 31 August, 2007.After almost eight years, on 25 July, 2016, the Rajasthan High Court acquitted Salman Khan in both the poaching cases in which he was convicted by the trial court (in February 2006 and April 2006). The state government later appealed against Salman Khan's acquittals by the high court and filed a Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court in October, 2016.

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