Sal­man Khan's con­vic­tion in black­buck case re­stored

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Court has set aside the Ra­jasthan High Court's or­der that stayed the con­vic­tion of ac­tor Sal­man Khan by a trial court in the black­buck hunt­ing case. A trial court had con­victed and sen­tenced Khan to five years in jail in 2007 for killing en­dan­gered black­buck. The ac­tor had ap­proached the high court for a stay on the or­der, plead­ing that he needed to travel to the UK for a film shoot. The high court had granted the stay. In its or­der, the apex court asked the high court to de­cide Khan's plea afresh. The court's or­der means that Khan won't be able to travel to the UK, since un­der Bri­tish im­mi­gra­tion rules, a per­son sen­tenced to more than four years in jail is not el­i­gi­ble for a visa.

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