The verdict of one of the most controversial cases that involve Bollywood actor Salman Khan is finally out and the actor has been convicted. We are talking about the infamous Black Buck poaching that happened in 1998. The incident took place on September 28, 1998, during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hai in Rajasthan, where Salman and his co-stars, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, and Neelam, were accused of hunting two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur.
Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri of a Jodhpur court on Thursday pronounced the verdict and has convicted Salman Khan in the 20-year-old Blackbuck poaching case, denoting him as a ‘habitual offender’. Actors Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, and Neelam who were also accused have been acquitted. The court found Salman Khan 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.
Once the verdict came out, pat came the reactions of netizens on Twitter. These hilarious memes that are flooding Twitter cannot be missed:
The infamous case was filed after the Bishnoi community found two blackbucks dead and accused the Hum Saath Saath Hain cast of killing the blackbucks on September 28, 1998. The incident took place during the shoot of Hum Saath Saath Hai in Jodhpur. However, in January 2017, Salman Khan pleaded he is innocent and also revealed that he and his company are being falsely accused as he never went hunting due to security risks but the evidence and the eye-witnesses didn’t allow the court to treat it as an open-and-shut case.