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Indian actor Salman Khan granted bail in poaching case

Indian actor Salman Khan granted bail in poaching case

A court in the northwestern Indian city of Jodhpur granted popular Bollywood actor Salman Khan bail Friday in a poaching case, his lawyer said.
Khan was set to be released Friday from the Jodhpur Central Jail, where had been held since his arrest last Saturday, said his lawyer H.N. Saraswat.
Khan was arrested after a Jodhpur appeals court upheld an earlier judgment and ordered him to begin serving a five-year prison term. He had been out on bail since April last year.
Khan will next appeal the sentence at the state's high court, Saraswat said.
Khan, who has a bad-boy reputation and has played a slew of macho roles in Hindi-language films, was sentenced in April 2006 to five years in prison for poaching a rare buck in a desert wildlife preserve in 1998.
He has denied any involvement in the incident.
Khan, the eldest son of famous Bollywood scriptwriter Salim Khan, became a household name with his second film "Maine Pyar Kiya" or "I Have Loved" in 1989, followed by one of the biggest hits of the 1990s, "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun," or "What Am I To You."
His recent movies include the romantic film "Marigold" and comic caper "Partner."