Trouble’s far from over for actor Salman Khan as a rural court in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, has announced that it will give the verdict in the Kankani black buck poaching case on April 5. It was during the shoot of the movie Hum Saath Saath Hain when the actor, along with his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam Kothari, Sonali Bendre and Tabu, allegedly went on a shooting expedition and killed two blackbucks in Kankani, Jodhpur. The black buck is considered to be the reincarnation of Bishnoi community’s religious Guru Bhagwan Jambeshwar and local members of the community filed a case against Salman and other actors, along with a local person named Dushyant Singh.
In a court hearing held today, March 28, final arguments from both sides were completed in the Chief Judicial Magistrate Rural Court in Jodhpur where lawyers of all other parties, apart from Salman Khan’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat, were present. Khan had two other cases slapped on him where he allegedly went on shooting expeditions and killed one chinkara in Bhawad area and another one in Ghoda Farms. The Race 3 star was however acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in July, 2016, in the Chinkara poaching case. ALSO READ: We Know When Salman Khan – Jacqueline Fernandez’ Race 3 Trailer Is Releasing! Read Details
Salman Khan blackbuck case: Jodhpur Court to deliver verdict in the case on 5 April.
Salman was also acquitted by a Jodhpur court in an Arms Act case linked to the blackbuck killing on January 18, 2017 after the actor pleaded “not guilty” to charges of violating the law by keeping unlicensed weapons and using them. The court cited lack of evidence against the actor by the prosecution for acquitting him.