Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan appears in court
Actor Salman Khan has made an appearance in court today for the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The identification parade is going to take place today.
New Delhi: Actor Salman Khan has made an appearance in court in Jodhpur today for the hearing of 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The identification parade is going to take place today.
The Supreme Court had reserved order on the case last week.
Salman was convicted and sentenced to one year and five-year prison term in separate cases of poaching of two Chinkaras at Bhawad and one blackbuck at Ghoda Farm (Mathania) on the intervening night of September 26-27, 1998 and September 28-29, 1998 respectively.
The actor had approached the High Court in 2007 seeking a stay on his conviction by a trial court so that he could file a fresh application for a British visa. So far 10 prosecution witnesses have been produced in the court for cross examination in relation to the poaching of the two blackbucks.
The incident had taken place during the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya's 'Hum Saath Saath Hai' in Rajasthan. Blackbuck is an endangered animal and held in great reverance in the hindu tradition.