Salman Khan likely to go back jail in Chinkara killing case

Photo of Bollywood actor Salman Khan.

Mumbai: There is bad news for the fans of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as Rajasthan government has asked the Supreme Court to send him back into jail in the two separate incident of killing Gazelle or Chinkara, in the year 1998 when he was shooting for a film in the desert state.

Salman was not found guilty of killing an endangered species by the Rajasthan High Court, in July.

The state government has today challenged his acquittal and wants him to be imprisoned to serve the rest of his sentence- after being convicted in 2007 for hunting down and killing the chinkaras.

He was awarded a one-year prison term and a five-year prison term respectively. He then spent a week in jail in Jodhpur before being granted bail.

Mr Khan is also accused of killing a protected species of blackbuck antelope in October 2, 1998. The trial in that case is being heard separately.