Poaching Case: Salman Khan denied UK visa again


Salman Khan’s poaching case suffered a setback after Supreme Court dismisses the High Court plea of stay order of the superstar conviction in poaching case. After denying UK visa for film shoot last year, Salman pleaded to the HC to suspend his conviction.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the Rajasthan High Court order suspending his conviction in a poaching case. The actor was awarded five-year jail term by a trial court in 2006.

“If some foreign country is not granting permission to visit the said country on the ground that the respondent (Salman) has been convicted of an offence and has been sentenced for five years of imprisonment under the Indian Law, the said order cannot be a ground to stay the order of conviction,” said a bench led by Justice S J Mukhopadhaya.

Justice SJ Mukhopadhyay of apex court will now again remanded the matter back to the high court for fresh consideration.

According to British immigration rules, any person convicted for more than four years is not eligible for a visa. Since the actor was convicted for five years, British High Commission denied visa to the actor.

The passports of Indian convicts are stamped with the word "convict".

Back in 1998, Salman Khan, along with Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam, Saif Ali Khan and others of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ team went out and Salman was accused of poaching a black buck and two chinkara deers. Black buck is an endangered species and therefore protected. Following a lengthy trial, Salman was given respectively a five year term and a one year term for separate cases that were lodged against him.