Blackbuck Poaching Case: Salman Khan Likely To Face Jail Term


Jodhpur: A court in Jodhpur will be announcing its verdict on Thursday in the 20-year old blackbuck poaching case which involves Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre and Tabu.

All the actors were accused of poaching black bucks during the shoot of Hum Saath Saath Hain. The local Bishnoi community had filed a case against the cast after finding two black bucks dead.

In January last year, Salman Khan pleaded not guilty along with rest of the accused. He also revealed that he was falsely accused as he never went hunting due to security risks. Now the hearing will happen in Jodhpur court.

The celebs have been accused of killing two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani village near Jodhpur during the shooting of their movie Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998. Final arguments of the case were completed in the trial court on March 28, after which Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri had reserved the judgment for Thursday.

All the accused have already arrived in Jodhpur where the verdict will be pronounced and will be present in the court.

Salman Khan has many releases coming up. It begins with Race 3 this year and there are reports that Dabangg 3 might also get released on December 28 this year. To avoid a clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero on December 21, the actor apparently went for the later date only to clash with Ranveer Singh’s Simmba. It remains to be seen what happens at the end.