Blackbuck Poaching Case: Salman Khan’s Appeal Against Rajasthan HC Verdict To Be Heard Today

After much delay, the hearing of Salman Khan’s appeal to the sessions court against Rajasthan High Court’s verdict, last year, in the Blackbuck poaching case will be held today

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Blackbuck Poaching Case: Salman Khan’s Appeal Against Rajasthan HC Verdict To Be Heard Today

In April 2018, while others accused in the case- Saif, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre were acquitted of all charges by the court, Salman was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and others under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code. As a result he was sentenced to five years in prison. Khan had even spent two nights- April 5 and 6, in Jodhpur central jail, following which he was released on bail.

Talking about the 1998 Blackbuck poaching case, Salman and Hum Saath Saath Hain co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Monish Bahl, allegedly went on a hunt and killed an endangered species of blackbuck. This happened when the crew was shooting for a segment of the film in Jodhpur. There were mass protests by the Bishnoi community of the area, and finally a case was lodged against the actors. 

Coming to his hearing today, Salman and his family must be hoping for a positive development in the case. The actor has a lot of money riding on him with big projects like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah with Alia Bhatt, Bharat with Katrina Kaif, Dabangg 3, for which Khan is currently shooting in Indore. 


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