Salman Khan has been found guilty in the black buck poaching case of 1999 during the shoot of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain. While his co-accused co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam and Tabu were acquited, the actor has been convicted. Earlier it was thought the judge had pronounced two years. But the sentence is for five years with a fine of Rs 10,000.
Here are the live updates.
* The actor arrives at Jodhpur Central prison. He will go for a medical check up soon.
* According to CNN-News 18, Salman Khan's bail application has been moved and will be taken up at 10:30 am on Friday morning. The actor may have to spend the night in Jodhpur Central Jail. Meanwhile, members of Bishnoi community kept raising slogans as the actor was taken for medical examination.
* The judge has announced his verdict. The actor has been sentenced to two years in prison and charged with a fine of Rs 50,000. However, he is unlikely to go to prison. His lawyers can apply for bail in the Session court in Jodhpur and he is likely to be granted bail on Thursday itself.
* The judge delivering the verdict in the black buck case calls him a habitual offender. Salman can be granted bail today if quantum of punishment is less than 3 years. So everything depends on how many years the judge will sentence him to.
* Salman's lawyers are arguing for bail. It might be a bailable offence which means, he won't go to jail.
* Arguments for the quantum of sentence is currently underway in the Jodhpur, Rajasthan court.
* Salman Khan and others will be taken to Jodhpur Central Jail which currently houses three high profile inmates - rape accused godman Asaram Bapu, Malkhan Singh Vishnoi, and Shambu Lal. The latter two are accused in the Bhanwari Devi case and Rajasthan hacking case respectively.
* According to CNN-News18, Salman was sitting with his sister Alvira, with his bodyguard Shera standing on her left. When the judge announced the verdict, Salman was standing. His other sister wasn't allowed inside. When the acquittal was announced, there was relief among the other four co-accused.