JODHPUR: In a huge relief for Bollywood actor Salman Khan, the Rajasthan high court on Monday acquitted him in the Jodhpur blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases.Khan and seven others were accused of killing a blackbuck and a chinkara in two separate incidents in 1998.Salman had appealed before the high court challenging the lower court’s verdict that had handed him one and five years’ imprisonment, respectively, in the two separate cases of poaching.
The hearing was completed in these cases in the last week of May and the decision was reserved by the high court.One of the animals was killed at Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur on September 26, 1998, and the other at Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998.
At that time, they were shooting for the film “Hum Sath Sath Hain”.