Actor Salman Khan convicted in the Black Buck poaching case, other Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu are given the benefit of doubt and acquitted.Prosecution demands six years in prison for Salman Khan.
A Jodhpur court today pronounced verdict in the 19-year-old blackbuck poaching case and convicted Salman Khan, sentencing him to five years in prison. Salman Khan has been fined Rs 10,000. Salman Khan has been taken from court for a medical check-up.
“Salman Khan to be sent to Jodhpur Central Jail, which already has rape accused godman Asaram, Rajsamand’s hate-murder accused Shambhu Lal Raigar, and gang men of notorious gangster Lawrence Bishnoi who once threatened to kill Salman”
Vanya Evam Paryavaran Sansth said, We want an immediate appeal to be filed against those who have been acquitted and we also demand maximum punishment for Salman Khan. Rampal Bhawad, State President, Bishnoi Tigers Vanya Evam Paryavaran Sansth, Salman Khan was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. The maximum punishment under Section 51 is six years.
All the actors were present in court when the verdict was pronounced.
Salman Khan arrives at the Jodhpur central jail from the Jodhpur rural court where he was sentenced to five years in jail. The roads along the way to the jail are lined with people cheering the verdict. Reports say the actor’s eye welled up in tears the sentencing, even though he was calm during the sentencing. His sisters Alvira and Arpita were with the actor in court.
His lawyers have filed the bail application in the high court and it will be heard at 10:30 am tomorrow. This means he will be spending the night at the Jodhpur Central jail. Salman’s medical examination will be carried out inside the jail where he has now arrived. He will get the same food as that is served to others.
Members of the Bishnoi community celebrate outside Jodhpur Court after the court pronounced a 5-year-jail term to Salman Khan.