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21 April 2024

Salman to give Rs4m to free 400 prisoners

Salman Khan (AFP)

By Staff

Bollywood actor Salman Khan has once again proved that he is the good Samaritan of tinsel town with his generous deeds.

Salman Khan’s charitable foundation 'Being Human' has offered to free prisoners who are languishing in jail for non-payment of fine.

Salman will help free 400 inmates in 63 different prisons in Uttar Pradesh, India.

These prisoners are generally those who have served more than their jail term but are still locked up behind bars because they cannot pay their fine due to poverty or some other reason.

The superstar has offered to pay the fine of Rs4 m on behalf of the 400 prisoners, as reported by IndiaToday.

Salman’s Being Human organisation has written to jail authorities offering their help.

Salman and the jail authorities are now awaiting the legal green signal and a no objection certificate (NOC) from the administration.

When a convict is sentenced for a crime he is asked to pay a certain fine along with the jail term. If he is unable to pay the fine the prisoner may have to serve an additional term.

Since Salman has been in jail he sure will know how difficult it is to live a day behind bars. No doubt his organisation is extending help to free the prisoners.

In 2002, Salman was arrested for rash and negligent driving after his car ran into a Mumbai bakery. Charges of culpable homicide were laid against him, but later dropped and he was found not guilty.

In 2006, Salman was sentenced to one year in prison for hunting a Chinkara but was granted bail after spending three days in prison.

It seems he is now trying to make life better for those who are forced to be in prison due to non-payment of fine and such hassles.