Poaching: Will Salman Khan be sent to jail? Final hearing in Supreme Court today

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New Delhi, Nov 5: Today (Wednesday, Nov 5) is a big day for Bollywood actor Salman Khan as the final hearing regarding black buck poaching case will be heard in the Supreme Court.

Salman earlier had moved the High Court in 2007 seeking a stay on his conviction in the poaching case. A trial court had convicted the actor and sentenced him 5 year of imprisonment.

Salman, who had spent months in jail, was released on bail later. The actor urged the court to put a stay on trial court's conviction as he wanted to apply for a fresh British visa.

Total 10 prosecution witnesses have been produced before the court so far and one among them had identified Salman Khan's colleagues -- Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Nilam.

Black buck is a protected animal and its hunting is a punishable offence

During the shooting of their movie Hum Sath Sath Hain in Rajasthan in 1998, Salman and other actors had gone for hunting. Salman was convicted in the case of hunting of two Chinkaras at Bhawad and one black buck at Ghoda Farm (Mathania) on the intervening night of Sept 26-27, 1998 and Sept 28-29, 1998 respectively. Black buck is a protected animal and its hunting is a punishable offence.

While the apex court will hear the final argument of the black buck poaching case, a court in Mumbai will hear the case of 2002 hit and run case involving Salman.

One person was killed and four were injured in the hit and run case. It has been alleged that Salman's Land Cruiser had rammed the five people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in suburban Bandra in the wee hours of Sept 28, 2002.

It was alleged that Salman himself was driving the car. During the hearing in the high court, one witness has confirmed that it was Salman who was on the driving seat, while leaving the hotel premises on that ill-fated night.

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