A Jodhpur court on Thursday convicted actor Salman Khan in the 20-year-old Blackbuck poaching case. While other actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari have been acquitted.
The court found the Dabangg actor guilty of all the charges under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. He has also been convicted of possessing a gun with an expired licence.
Now, the court has announced its verdict. The actor has been sentenced to five years in jail. The actor has also been fined Rs 10,000. He is being sent to jail immediately.
As per media reports, when the court declared the sentence, Salman’s sisters Arpita and Alvira could not hold back their tears.
Salman Khan is accused of killing two blackbucks on October 2, 1998 in Kankani village in Jodhpur while shooting Hum Saath Saath Hain. Salman’s co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, and Tabu, who were also shooting for the film, are the co-accused in the case.
A local named Dushyant Singh, who was also an accused, has been acquitted as well.