Salman Khan: Actor and seven others charged.
The Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur is to pronounce its verdict today in the blackbuck and Chinkara poaching cases against Salman Khan.
Khan and seven others are accused of killing a blackbuck and chinkara in two separate incidents.
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”.
Reportedly, the hearing of the cases in the Jodhpur HC has finished and the verdict will be out today. There are two possibilities coming out of the verdict. One is that Salman Khan can walk free and the sentence will be lowered from 5 years and the second one is that if Salman is convicted, a warrant will be issued and he will be jailed.
The hearing was completed in these cases in the last week of May and the decision was reserved by the high court.
Earlier, Salman had filed an appeal 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. – CINEWS