Jodhpur: Bollywood star Salman Khan is convicted for Blackbuck Poaching Case by Jodhpur court today. Punishment for Salman Khan to be pronounced shortly. Actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu are declared not guilty. Jodhpur District Presiding Officer Dev Kumar Khatri pronounced the judgment.
Facts of Blackbuck Poaching Case
The Bollywood actors have been on trial for poaching case under the Wildlife Protection Act and the Indian Penal Code. Salman Khan was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act. According to the law maximum punishment for this act is six years.
The verdict came on the case dated back to the night of October 1st and 2nd 1998, when Bollywood stars hunted down two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur. The Bollywood actors were present in that area for their movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain” shooting.
Jodhpur court case is last of the three poaching cases against Salman Khan since 1998. He was convicted in two poaching cases by trial courts, and only Rajasthan high court declared him innocent.