In a big relief for Salman Khan, the actor was acquitted on Monday by the Rajasthan High Court in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.
Salman Khan’s sister Alvira was present in Rajasthan High Court with their lawyer when the verdict was pronounced. Khan and seven others were accused of killing a blackbuck and chinkara in two separate incidents.
The forest department had registered a case against Bollywood actor Salman Khan for poaching of two black bucks on October 1-2, 1998 at village Kankani in Jodhpur. The department had then registered two more cases of poaching against Khan, which was objected to by the defence stating that the prosecution was relying on the statements of such witnesses who were never available for examination.