Jodhpur, Apr 5: Actor Salman Khan has been convicted by a Jodhpur court in 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The actor is in Jodhpur to attend the hearing of the case. Other actors, who were the co-accused, also attended the hearing. With this, Salman Khan may be jailed for 1 to 6 years. Here are the top developments in the case.
- Salman Khan has been convicted on the charges of killing two blackbucks, who are protected under the Protection of Wildlife Act.
- While Salman is convicted, other accused including Tabu, Neelam, Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Bendre have been acquitted by the court.
- Salman Khan has been convicted under 9/51 Section of the Wildlife Act.
- Salman Khan can be convicted for one to six years.
- Currently, both the parties– prosecution and defence– are arguing over the quantum of sentence.
- The quantum of the sentence could be announced after 2 pm.
- Currently, Rs 600 crore of Bollywood is riding on Salman Khan.
- Salman Khan’s sisters are with him at the court.
- Salman Khan’s father had spoken to him on phone and told him to stay calm.
- Salman Khan might be immediately arrested if the court pronounces a sentence of more than 3 years.
Salman Khan has been convicted of killing two blackbucks in 1998 when he and the other actors were shooting for Hum Saath Saath Hain. The Dabangg actor killed the blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani village near Jodhpur on the October 1-2. Other actors — Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam — were accused of accompanying him at the time of the killings.