Salman Khan found guilty in blackbuck poaching case, sentenced to prison for 5 years
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been found guilty in connection with blackbuck poaching case. He has been sentenced to prison for 5 years. A Jodhpur court convicted Salman Khan for killing a blackbuck in 1998 during the filming of the movie 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.
The sentence will be announced after lunch by Judge Dev Kumar Khatri. Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari who were involved in the case were acquitted by the court. The court said that there was lack of evidence against them.
Salman Khan has been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. He can face six years of imprisonment.
Rampal Bhawad is the state president of Bishnoi Tigers Vanya Evam Paryavaran Sanstha. He said that the organization will move against the acquittal of Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari. Dushyant Singh, a local who accompanied the group, was also acquitted by the court.