Salman Khan Blackbuck Poaching Case: Sentenced to 5 years
Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment in black buck case
Jodhpur Sessions Court yesterday convicted Salman Khan in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The actor was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment along with a penalty of `10,000 under Section 51 of the Wildlife Act. He was reportedly accused of killing blackbucks in a village near Jodhpur, during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain.
The co-accused in the case
Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari — who were also present at the hearing yesterday, were acquitted. At the time of going to press, Salman was taken into custody and was reported to be housed in the Jodhpur Central Jail. His bail application will be heard in court today.
Back home in Mumbai, the actor’s fans were waiting for his return, but instead, the news reached them that he had been pronounced guilty.