Salman Khan in same jail where rape-accused Asaram Bapu was imprisoned

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Salman Khan will spend five years in Jodhpur Central Jail
Salman Khan will spend five years in Jodhpur Central Jail

Mumbai : A few minutes after the verdict of 5-years imprisonment was declared, the accused actor Salman Khan has been taken to Jodhpur Central Jail in a white jeep of police. The actor has spent five nights in the same jail, way back in 2006. It is the same jail where the rape-accused Asaram Bapu has been jailed for five years.

The 52-year old actor has been sentenced to 5 years jail term for killing blackbucks in 1998 in a forest near Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The prosecution had asked the court for a tough sentence, by stating arguement that he was a repeat offender.

Pronouncing the actor’s guilty in the blackbuck killing case, the court termed him a "habitual offender" as he is also accused in killing chinkaras during the same time.

The police informed that Salman Khan will be taken directly from the court to Jodhpur jail and all arrangements have been made for the same.

"He will be in Barrack no.2, where Asaram Bapu has been lodged," an NDTV report quoted a police officer as saying.

Heavy security has been arranged at Barrack no 2 as another prisoner in the jail, gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, has allegedly threatened him.

Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu who was accused of raping a school girl in his ashram in 2013 has been in the same jail for over five years.

Salman Khan was went for hunting session during his shooting for Hum Saath Saath Hai in 1998 and his co-stars, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre were also with him. However, Salman was mainly accused for killing the blackbucks. The Bishnoi community have been fighting for rightful action against the star for about 20 years and finally got the result in favour of them.