Salman Khan's lawyer, Anand Desai, just released a statement to the media saying that his team has appealed to the sessions court, which will hear the appeal tomorrow at 10:30 am.

The statement clearly says that although the judgement of the court came as a surprise to all of them, they respect the decision of the honourable court.

Not just that, the statement also raises a question over the acquittal of the 5 co-accused in the case. The statement says that the judgement simply implies that Salman was out hunting alone in the middle of the night in a remote area outside Jodhpur.

Coming to talk of the case, Salman, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari had reached Jodhpur yesterday for the verdict. The Jodhpur trial court eventually convicted Salman, while acquitting others.

There are two others who are 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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