Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstar, Gets Bail After Poaching Conviction

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstar, Gets Bail After Poaching Conviction
The Bollywood star Salman Khan was granted bail on Saturday while he appealed a conviction for killing two rare antelopes, which came with a five-year jail sentence. It’s a further twist in a case that has gone on for almost two decades.

Mr. Khan was convicted and sentenced by a court in the city of Jodhpur, in Rajasthan State, on Thursday, and spent the next two nights in jail.

The decision to grant him bail, which was set at some $1,500, followed the planned transfer of 87 judges, including at least one who heard the bail application, by the Rajasthan High Court late Friday evening for unspecified administrative reasons.

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