Salman Khan black buck poaching case: Verdict to be announced on 5 April, rules Jodhpur's rural court

FP Staff

Mar 28, 2018 16:51:19 IST

The verdict in the Salman Khan Kankani black buck poaching case will be announced on 5 April, said a rural court in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, reported India Today.

Apart from Salman Khan, actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and a local named Dushyant Singh are accused in the case.

Final arguments on both sides have been completed in the Chief Judicial Magistrate Rural Court in Jodhpur.

Lawyers of all other parties, apart from Salman Khan's lawyer Hastimal Saraswat, were present in the court hearing on 28 March.

Salman Khan/Image from Twitter.

Salman Khan/Image from Twitter.

During the shoot of the movie Hum Saath Saath Hain, Salman Khan allegedly went on a shooting expedition along with Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu, killing two black bucks in the Kankani area of Jodhpur.

The local Bishnoi community, who consider the black buck to be the reincarnation of their religious Guru Bhagwan Jambeshwar, filed a case against Salman Khan and other actors, along with one local person named Dushyant Singh.

Earlier, Salman got a reprieve in the case owing to his acquittal by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Dalpat Singh in the Arms Act case.

In two other cases, Salman Khan allegedly went on shooting expeditions killing two chinkaras in Bhawad area and another one in Ghoda Farms. He was, however, acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in July, 2016, in the Chinkara poaching case.

Updated Date: Mar 28, 2018 16:58:01 IST