Blackbuck Poaching Case: Jodhpur court allows Salman Khan to travel abroad

17 April 2018, 03:56 PM
Blackbuck Poaching Case: Jodhpur court allows Salman Khan to travel abroad (File Photo)
Blackbuck Poaching Case: Jodhpur court allows Salman Khan to travel abroad (File Photo)

Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan, who was granted bail in 1998 blackbuck poaching case, has been allowed by a Jodhpur court to travel outside the country.

"BlackBuckPoachingCase: Jodhpur District and Sessions Court grants permission to Salman Khan to travel outside India. The actor will be travelling to Canada, Nepal and the USA from 25 May to 10 July," ANI reported.

Earlier in the day, the actor filed a petition before Jodhpur District and Sessions Court seeking permission to visit four countries.

The Race 3 actor will be travelling abroad to visit four countries including US, Canada and Nepal from May 25 to July 10.

On April 5, Salman was found guilty in the 20-year-old blackbuck poaching case and was awarded five years of imprisonment. The actor was convicted for killing two blackbucks in Jodhpur during the shooting of his movie Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998.

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Apart from Salman, actor Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and a local named Dushyant Singh were accused in the case. While Salman was found guilty under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, others were acquitted due to lack of evidence against them. 

The Tubelight start spent two nights in Jodhpur Central Jail and was later granted bail on two bail bonds of Rs 25,000 each. The Jodhpur court had directed Salman to seek permission before stepping outside the country.

First Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 02:26 PM
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