Salman Khan Blackbuck Poaching case; Judge removed


Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been convicted in 20-years old Blackbuck poaching case. During last 20 years, many times the hearing of this case was done. During the recent hearings, the other actors namely Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam and Sonali Bendre were acquitted of all charges. But, this time, Jodhpur sessions court punished Salman Khan with five years imprisonment and Rs. 10000 fine. This judgment was challenged and the Jodhpur sessions court decide whether actor Salman Khan would have to spend more time in jail or be released on bail in the blackbuck poaching case of 1998.

Salman’s lawyer on his acquittal
While challenging the verdict in the session court, Salman’s lawyer came with a 51-page bail application. He said that witness should not be trusted and actor should be given benefit of doubt. He further asked if other accused are acquitted then Salman should be freed too.

Salman Khan
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Twist in the case
The biggest twist in the case is that the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi had reserved his judgment until Saturday. But, the judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi and other 87 judges have been given transfer by Rajasthan High Court. Calling it a big movement just before the judgment, it is uncertain whether the actor will get a relief in the coming days or not.

What’s the matter?
It is 20 years old case. During the shooting of film Hum Saath Saath Hain, Bollywood star Salman and other celebs were involved in killing two blackbucks, an endangered species. Hunting was taken place done outside a forest reserve near Kankani village in Jodhpur.