Sep 3, 2007

Price of being a celebrity

Salman Khan may be the bad boy of bollywood with the invisible 'golden heart'. However, considering him on an equal platform with other poachers, a five year sentence for killing 3 black bucks is too harsh and not fair.

Sansar Chand has also been sentenced for 5yrs and Salman Khan and Sansar Chand cannot be compared as equals.


Know Sansar Chand:: Sansar has probably been responsible for more tiger and leopard deaths than anyone else in India. He was born in 1958, and has been involved with the wildlife skin trade virtually all his life. He was first arrested at the age of 16, in September 1974, in a case involving tiger and leopard skins and 676 other wildlife skins. Sansar and his gang members have at least 57 court cases pending against them in nine states in India - Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka, dating from September 1974 to April 2005. There are cases - and bail applications and appeals - that have been pending against him for up to 17 years.  He is solely responsible for killing 12 tigers at Sariska.


Despite the large number of cases against Sansar and his colleagues, he has only received 2 convictions - for his first case in Delhi in 1974, and for a case in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, in January 2003. In April 2004, he was convicted to five years imprisonment for this case by the Ajmer courts.


  1. maybe they should be given a punishment that would really benefit society as well.. like doing some social service ala cleaning toilets, teaching in rurla schools, etc

  2. shouldn't it be that the other guy should have got more or larger sentence or are u cool with hunting animals?

    I think they should be less cruel to actors. 10% discount on running over too.

    Sorry but I am an animal lover.

  3. Sansar chand or Salman Khan cannot be given any bigger punishment because the maximum sentence for poaching is five years + fine.

    Moreover, a person cannot be convicted for the same offence more than once.


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