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Bollywood star in poaching appeal
Salman Khan
Khan is one of Bollywood's top stars
Bollywood star Salman Khan is due in court in India to appeal against his sentence for poaching.

Khan will be appealing against a five-year jail term, issued in April 2006 for hunting gazelle, a protected species, on a trip in Rajasthan state.

The same court had convicted him in February 2006 for killing two black bucks, a protected antelope species, during a hunting trip in 1998.

Khan, one of Bollywood's top actors, is on bail and denies wrongdoing.

A court in Jodhpur found him guilty of killing a gazelle in September 1998 while he was shooting a film in the area.

The poaching cases are not Salman Khan's only brush with the law. He is also facing trial in Mumbai (Bombay) in a 2002 hit-and-run case.

One person was killed and three others injured when Khan allegedly drove into a group of homeless people sleeping on a pavement.

Khan faces 10 charges, including causing death by negligent driving which carries two years in prison. He has pleaded not guilty on all counts.

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