Jodhour: Vasundhara Raje-led Rajasthan government on Saturday said that it will appeal before the High Court against the acquittal of the actors Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari, Tabu, Saif Ali Khan and others in the Blackbuck poaching case.

The Raje government’s decision comes five months after the Jodhpur sessions Court convicted Bollywood actor Salman Khan and awarded him five years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of killing two Blackbucks in Jodhpur during the shooting of his 1998 blockbuster ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’.

While pronouncing the verdict in the case Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri had called Salman a  ‘habitual offender’ and ruled that this is why the actor had been convicted, while the others had been given the benefit of the doubt.

The ‘Bharat’ star was later granted bail after spending two nights at the Jodhpur Central jail.

Last month,, a Jodhpur sessions court ruled that the ‘Sultan’ star will need to seek its permission every time he has to travel abroad. The ruling came in response to an application filed by the 52-year-old’s lawyers, asking for an exemption from seeking permission for foreign travel.

(With inputs from agencies)