Salman Khan Sentenced to Jail
The court in Jodhpur has sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to five years in jail for poaching rare antelope back in 1998. They also fined him 10,000 rupees ($154; £109) for the crime. He has since been taken to jail. Khan killed the two blackbucks, a protected species, in the western state of Rajasthan while shooting a film.
After the judgement, many Bollywood celebrities came out to in support of Salman Khan online including:
— ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2018
The law takes its course. Can’t argue it. But at this point in time I just feel helpless and my heart goes out to @BeingSalmanKhan and his family. Reason, cause the last thing @BeingSalmanKhan is, is a criminal.I feel this is too harsh. I do hope he gets the relief he deserves.
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) April 5, 2018
I am extremely shocked to hear @BeingSalmanKhan being convicted by session court but also having full trust in indian judiciary which has many other doors to appeal for final justice whatsoever. Since He is most loved person by industry N people for his human reasons too.
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) April 5, 2018
Other people had mixed reactions to the conviction:
If you think of it A Blackbuck in India has more chances of getting justice than a poor slum dweller sleeping on a pavement.#BlackBuckPoachingCase
— Sameer (@Sameer_L) April 5, 2018
Salman Khan had to visit Jodhpur for 20 years on regular basis for case hearings, He has suffered enough. Though Law is equal for all , but i feel Salman doesn’t deserve to go in Jail. Hope upper court will dismiss the lower court verdict . 😔#BlackBuckPoachingCase
— #SamAhmed (@theSamAhmed) April 5, 2018
#BlackBuckPoachingCase It is very sad that he is always getting very soft sentences while poor people get very hard punishment. It proves that law work differently for rich and influential. He should have been sentenced at least for 5 years.
— Maninder singh (@Maninde83702985) April 5, 2018
So now it’s about time. Enough of this non sense. You don’t give a damn about the case till now and suddenly you found a person guilty of blackbuck poaching giving a biggest shock to the whole film industry and the country. @BeingSalmanKhan I’m with you. #BlackBuckPoachingCase
— Keshav Nyati (@keshavnyati9) April 5, 2018
— Hegde (@aakash002) April 5, 2018