Salman Khan poaching acquittal: Actor thanks fans for prayers, support


July 26, 2016 17:20:39 IST

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan thanked his fans and well-wishers for their support, after the Rajasthan High Court acquitted him in two cases of chinkara poaching.

The poaching incidents took place in 1998.

Salman had appealed before the Jodhpur bench of the high court challenging a lower court verdict of 2006 handing him a one year and a five-year jail term in the two separate incidents of poaching. On Monday, Justice Nirmaljit Kaur, while allowing the actor's appeal, acquitted him of all charges.

Salman on Monday night took to Twitter to thank all.

One of the animals was killed at Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur on 26 September, 1998, and the other at Ghoda Farms on 28 September, 1998. Shooting for the film Hum Saath Saath Hain was on at the time. This is the second time the 50-year-old has been acquitted in a criminal case. Last year, the Bombay High Court acquitted him in a 2002 accident case that killed one man and injured four others sleeping on a Mumbai pavement. The actor had been found guilty by a sessions court for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and sentenced to five years in jail. Salman's sister Alvira was present in the packed court room when the judgment was pronounced. His other sister Arpita Khan Sharma hailed the verdict.

Updated Date: Jul 26, 2016 18:56 PM