Salman Khan poaching case verdict, Twitteratis react

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 05, 2018 16:26 hrs
Salman Khan

A Jodhpur court on Thursday convicted Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, while others - Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam - were acquitted.

Salman Khan was sentenced to five years of imprisonment. He was found guilty under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 for killing two blackbucks, an endangered species, hunting of which is prohibited by law. The incident took place in Kankani village near Jodhpur on October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of Bollywood film Hum Saath Saath Hain, reported ANI.

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While some people on social media supported him, others commended the Indian judiciary for taking the right action against the Bhai of Bollywood. 

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