Bollywood star Khan jailed for poaching antelope

Bollywood actor Salman Khan

Bollywood actor Salman Khan

His lawyers were asked to file a bail bond of Rs 50,000 and produce a Rs 25,000 surety from two persons each to guarantee that the actor will comply with all bail conditions.

Valliyate further said that the NGO has been involved in the case of a man from Maharashtra who killed a baboon as his first offence and has been denied bail for a record five times, and added that such cases usually warrant seven-year prison sentences.

While Salman Khan's millions of fans can't stop rejoicing at him being granted bail by a Jodhpur court in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has condemned the decision, reports news agency ANI. He can not leave India without court permission.

The actor enjoys a cult-like status and is affectionately known by the Hindi name "bhai", or "brother".

Throughout the multiple cases, eyewitnesses have stated they saw Khan firing a gun in October 1998.

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Khan has accused Rajasthan's forest department of trying to frame him. The community has pursued the case against Khan for nearly two decades and cheered the decision by setting off firecrackers near the courthouse and handing out candies.

Four other Bollywood stars accused in the case - Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam - were acquitted Thursday by Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri.

Khan has made a series of blockbuster hits in the last few years with the latest in December, "Tiger Zinda Hai", grossing more than 3 billion rupees ($52 million) at the box office. Both the Khans are among the world's top 10 best-paid actors.

"Almost 90 percent of the shoot for (the film) is over and the remaining portions will mostly be shot in India".

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