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Salman Khan was found guilty of killing two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur during the shooting of Bollywood movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain” in 1998

Salman Khan was found guilty of killing two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur during the shooting of Bollywood movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain” in 1998

The court found him guilty while acquitting four other actors.

Some tried to cling to the sides of his sports utility vehicle and scores of motorbikes followed Khan as he was driven at high speed to Jodhpur airport to a waiting chartered jet.

The actors were accused of poaching a blackbuck, an endangered species protected under the Indian Wildlife Act, in Kankani village of Jodhpur during the shooting of film Hum Saath Saath Hain in September, 1998. "This has nothing to do with Khan's personality as an actor", he said. His lawyer, Anand Desai, told Reuters he had submitted a plea for bail which a judge will hear on Friday.

The four other co-accused - actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam - have been acquitted. Both the Khans are among the world's top 10 best-paid actors.

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Khan has almost $90 million riding on his projects in coming months with at least three films in the pipeline, analysts say. "I do hope he gets the relief he deserves", Arjun Rampal said.

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. He had been sentenced to prison terms of between one and five years in related cases before being acquitted by appeals courts for lack of evidence.

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. "He is a big star, and has a lot of big films lined up, all scheduled to be released over the next two years".

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