Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan arrives in Jodhpur for a court hearing

Salman Khan was sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Jodhpur court for killing two blackbucks during a film shoot in Rajasthan in 1998. However, the actor's lawyers filed an appeal in the court for the sentence to be suspended.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 6, 2018 4:49:28 pm
Salman Khan reaches jodhpur for hearing on black buck poaching case Salman Khan to appear in Jodhpur court tomorrow. (Picture credit: APH Images)

Bollywood actor Salman Khan has reached Jodhpur today for his blackbuck poaching case hearing that is to be held tomorrow at the court. The actor was seen exiting Jodhpur airport. A tweet by ANI read, “Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at Jodhpur Airport ahead of hearing in #blackbuckpoachingcase tomorrow.”

After 19 years, the blackbuck poaching case against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his celebrity colleagues was decided by a Jodhpur court. The court held Salman Khan guilty of the offence under Section 9 of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The actor was sentenced for five years imprisonment along with Rs 10,000 as fine under Section 51 of the Act, whereas his colleagues, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu have been acquitted of all charges.

However, the actor was bailed after spending two nights in the jail. District and Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi allowed Salman’s plea for bail and suspension of the sentence so that he can file an appeal against his conviction and sentencing. Now, the actor will be present in court for the next hearing tomorrow, that is, May 7.

Salman Khan exiting Jodhpur airport Salman Khan exiting Jodhpur airport. (Picture credit: APH Images) Salman Khan to appear at Jodhpur court Salman Khan reached Jodhpur for his blackbuck poaching case. (Picture credit: APH Images) Salman Khan sister in jodhpur Salman Khan accompanied by Alvira Khan.(Picture credit: APH Images)

The case against Salman dates back to October 1998, when he was accused of killing two blackbucks in Kankani village in Jodhpur while shooting for the film Hum Saath Saath Hain.

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