As we hear Salman Khan is in Jodhpur for his 1998’s Arms Act Case, the recent buzz claim that he is acquitted by the court wherein he was alleged to have killed the blackbucks around 18 years ago. The Chief Judicial Magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit, after completing the hearing on January 9 in the case, had reserved the judgment for Wednesday. Salman Khan was in the said city with his sister Alvira who two were present in the court when it announced the actor not guilty.
Salman Khan along with other Bollywood actors like Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Bendre were accused of poaching blackbucks on the night of October 1, 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain“. Also, the Sultan actor was also accused of carrying and using illegal arms, which led the case under the Arms Act was registered against him. Well, the Police had a hard time controlling the actor’s supporters in the court premises.
The Rajasthan High Court in July last year had acquitted Salman Khan in another case, also related to the chinkara poaching. The actor had moved the Jodhpur bench of the High Court, challenging a lower court verdict handing him a one and a five-year term in two separate cases of poaching. He was held guilty by the lower court and sentenced in 2006. Salman Khan and the state government challenged the lower court verdict on various grounds. In July 2016, the High Court, while allowing the appeal of Salman Khan, acquitted him from all the charges and also dismissed the appeal filed by the state government to enhance the sentence. Finally, the Rajasthan government filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the actor’s acquittal.