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Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan sentenced to five years in jail

Actor Salman Khan was on Thursday sent to jail for five years in the blackbuck poaching case. A Jodhpur court also levied a penalty of Rs 10,000 on him.

The prosecutor had applied for the maximum jail term of six years under the Wildlife Protection Act.

Earlier in the day, the court had convicted him of hunting the endangered blackbuck in Kankani village during the shooting of film Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998.

Khan's co-actors were also named in the case as they were in the vehicle he allegedly used while hunting the animal.

However, the court acquitted Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu in the two-decade-old case.

This is the last of three poaching cases and an Arms Act case against Salman Khan from the incidents of 1998. The actor has spent time in a Jodhpur jail twice in connection with the case.