Rajasthan High Court on Monday pronounces Bollywood actor Salman Khan not guilty in the blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases. The court said that there was no evidence that proves the animal found dead were shot by Mr. Khan’s licensed Gun.
Salman Khan, along with seven others, was accused of killing a blackbuck and chinkara in two separate incidents. One of the animals was killed at Bhawad, Jodhpur on September 26, 1998, and the other at Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998. In 2007, He spent a week in jail in Jodhpur before being granted bail.
He had earlier appealed before the High Court challenging the lower court’s verdict that had handed him one and five years’ imprisonment in the two separate cases of poaching.
The state government must decide now whether to appeal to the Supreme Court to over-rule today’s decision. Even The Maharashtra government has challenged his liberation in the Supreme Court.
The third case about Mr. Khan’s alleged poaching is yet to be decided in Rajasthan.