Salman Khan has been found guilty in the 1998 Blackbuck poaching case. Salman Khan has reached the court, and the verdict is going to be announced soon. All the accused actors have said that they’re innocent and tall the allegations have no basis in truth. All other actors who were accused in the case have been acquitted. The actor has been sentenced to two years in Jail, but for now, he won’t have to go to jail.
Salman Khan, probably the biggest Bollywood star, is going to face the verdict on the Blackbuck poaching case today. The case is 20 years old, and alleges that Salman shot Blackbucks while he was shooting a movie in Rajasthan. He was shooting Hum Saath Saath Hai, and his co-stars from the flick, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and Sonali Bendre are going to be present in the court with him during the verdict. Strict security measures have been taken at the Jodhpur court, as Salman has faced many threats in relation with the case. The actors have been accused in the case because they were also present in the vehicle, through which he shot the Blackbuck.
Saif Ali Khan and Neelam have reached the court.
According to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, if the actors are accused, they could face a punishment up to 6 years, while the minimum punishment is going to be 1 year. Since Blackbuck is an endangered species, poaching is illegal and it is protected under the Indian Wildlife Act.
Katrina Kaif, a close friend of Salman, was spotted at the Siddhivinayak Mandir yesterday with her sister, to pray that he is let off with the minimum sentence. Salman had killed the blackbuck near a village that housed the Bishnoi community, for whom the animal is sacred.