A court in Jodhpur convicted Salman Khan in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case on April 5. Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam, who were also involved in the case, have been acquitted.
Salman was accused of killing two black bucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani village near Jodhpur on the intervening night of October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain.
He has been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act. (Also Read: Blackbuck poaching case: If convicted, Salman Khan may face up to 6 years jail)Here are live updates of the blackbuck poaching case:April 5, 12:24 pm: Prosecution seeks two-year jail term for Salman Khan. April 5, 12:12 pm: Businessman Rajkumar Sharma arrives at Jodhpur court, gave bail bonds for Salman Khan for the last two times.
April 5, 12 pm: Argument over quantum of punishment completed. Lawyer argued for lesser sentence, citing social work done by Salman Khan.
April 5, 11: 51 am: Jodhpur Court judge reportedly said that Salman Khan is a “habitual offender.”April 5, 11: 47 am: Salman Khan’s lawyer is pitching in for a lesser jail term. April 5, 11: 25 am: Salman Khan convicted in 1998 blackbuck poaching case. Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam, who were also involved in the case, have been acquitted.
April 5, 11: 23 am: Hearing begins. Salman Khan and other actors seated in the court. April 5, 11:12 am: Sonali Bendre and Tabu arrive at Jodhpur court. Judgment expected shortly..!!!