Blackbuck Case: Salman Awaits Decision; Saif, Sonali, Tabu & Neelam Leave Court After Acquittal

As Salman Khan waits in the courtroom for the judge to pronounce his verdict, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari have left the court after they were acquitted of the charges

We are bringing you minute by minute updates of the verdict on the Blackbuck Case.

A while ago, we told you that Salman Khan’s quantum of punishment is yet to be decided and at the moment, the judge is writing the final order.

As the star awaits the decision, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari have left the court after they were acquitted of the charges.

Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari had reached Jodhpur yesterday for the verdict of the 1998 Blackbuck Poaching Case.

A Jodhpur trial court eventually convicted the superstar, while acquitting others.

Salman has been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act. Arguments in the quantum of punishment are still going on inside the court, however, the superstar could get maximum imprisonment of 7 years.

There are two other accused in the case -- travel agent Dushyant Singh and Dinesh Gawre, Salman's assistant at the time. Gawre is still absconding.

It is said that Salman and some of his co-stars from Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999) 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.


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