Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan convicted by Jodhpur court; Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam, Sonali Bendre acquitted
The Jodhpur Court on Thursday convicted Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case involving five Bollywood actors including Salman Khan.
The court, however, acquitted Saif Ali, Sonali Bendre, Neelam, and Tabu.
Jodhpur: Police personnel deployed outside Jodhpur court ahead of verdict in Blackbuck poaching case. Saif Ali Khan,Neelam & Sonali Bendre's lawyer says,'if they are found guilty then there is equal punishment for all. Maximum punishment will be for six years & minimum one year.' pic.twitter.com/omRMnr3Weh— ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2018
The actor is accused of killing two blackbucks in the Kankani village near Jodhpur in 1998 during the shooting of the film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.
The other actors involved in this case are Saif Ali, Sonali Bendre, Neelam, and Tabu. They have been charged under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
The Jodhpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on March 25 under Jodhpur District Presiding Officer Devkumar Khatri issued the date for the judgment in the 20-year-old case.
--PTI and ANI