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BOLLYWOOD STAR SALMAN KHAN GUILTY OF POACHING

Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan (C) arrives at the airport in Jodhpur on April 4, 2018 ahead of a verdict in the long-running blackbuck poaching case. Indian actor Salman Khan is accused of poaching the protected blackbuck species in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan in September 1998, and the two-decade-long case has included co-defendants Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, and Neelam Kothari.An Indian court has found Bollywood superstar Salman Khan guilty of poaching rare antelope back in 1998.

Khan killed the two blackbucks, a protected species, in the western state of Rajasthan while shooting a film.

Four other actors who starred with him in the movie and were also charged with the offence have been acquitted by the court in Jodhpur. Khan, 52, could now face between one and six years in jail. He can appeal against the verdict.

One of Bollywood’s biggest stars, the actor has appeared in more than 100 films and has a huge fan following across the vast spectrum of Indian society.

This is far from his first brush with the law. In December 2015 Khan was cleared in a 2002 hit-and-run case in which a homeless man died.

SEVERAL DEAD AS INDIA INTENSIFIES CAMPAIGN AGAINST MILITANTS IN KASHMIR

Houses on fire during gun batte in Indian Kashmir (picture-alliance/AP Photo/M. Khan)Deadly protests against Indian rule erupted in several parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday following the killings of several suspected militants during gun battles with government forces, officials said.

A total of three Indian soldiers and 13 rebels died in the worst day of violence so far this year as clashes eruptedĀ in several locations south of Srinagar, the main city of the region. Protests against Indian rule in Kashmir (picture-alliance/AP Photo/M. Khan) Much of the violence took place around the village of Dragad, where seven of the alleged militants were killed, along with two soldiers. Continue reading

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