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Salman Khan convicted in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case

Salman Khan convicted in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case

A Jodhpur court has convicted Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

While Salman’s ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari have been acquitted under the section 9/51 of Wildlife Act.

Salman was accused of killing two blackbucks on October 2, 1998, in Kankani village in Jodhpur during the shooting of “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.

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Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, while pronouncing the verdict in the case that had been underway for 20 years, called the actor a ‘habitual offender’. Judge Khatri ruled that hence the actor has been convicted, while the others have been given the benefit of the doubt.

Salman Khan has been convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, which carries a maximum punishment of six years and minimum one-year jail term.

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