Salman Khan poaching case: Court to pronounce verdict on Monday

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Jaipur, July 24 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur is expected to pronounce on Monday its verdict in the blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases related to actor Salman Khan, officials said on Sunday.

Salman has appealed before the high court challenging the lower court’s verdict that had handed him one and five years’ imprisonment, respectively, in the two separate cases of poaching.

The hearing was completed in these cases in the last week of May and the decision was reserved by the high court.

In case, the court maintains the lower court’s verdict, he will have to go to Jodhpur central jail once again.

Khan and seven others are accused of killing a blackbuck and chinkara in two separate incidents.

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One of the animals was killed at Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur on September 26, 1998, and the other at Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998.

At that time, they were shooting for the film “Hum Sath Sath Hain”.

Salman has been lodged in Jodhpur jail earlier too.

“Salman’s sister Alvira has already reached Jodhpur and is expected to meet his counsel Hastimal Saraswat later in the evening today (Sunday),” sources told IANS.



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