Previously, Salman Khan was penalized 5 years of imprisonment by the court while the other four suspect - Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre were acquitted by the court. The court also slapped him with a fine of Rs 10,000. Salman Khan, one of the world's highest-paid actors, has been indicted in many criminal cases till date.
In a TV interview in 2009, Salman Khan had said that he had "saved the deer" and fed it. The whole controversy started then, he claimed.
Local news said Khan planned to appeal against the sentence. Unless the sentence is suspended, he was doomed spend the night in jail.
Last year, another court in Jodhpur acquitted Khan in a separate poaching case, ruling that there was no proof that Khan had killed an endangered gazelle.
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Khan, 52, was found guilty of violating Indian wildlife laws by killing a blackbuck, an endangered species of antelope, in 1998. In addition, he is also accused of using two firearms with alleged expired licences. Khan's lawyers said he was carrying an air gun, which can not be used for hunting an antelope. "Sonali Bendre (Behl) and especially Tabu told Salman Khan that since you came so close, now shoot the blackbuck". In 2015, the actor was acquitted for the murder of a homeless man in 2002.
Overjoyed fans danced outside court after hearing the news. Khan has the ability to appeal to a higher court should he choose to do so.
However, in a 51-page document Salman Khan this morning entered the court saying why he should not be victimised. His sisters Alvira and Arpita reportedly broke down when the judge read out the order.
The self proclaimed Godman Asaram Bapu was convicted for rape.