Verdict in Salman Khan black buck case on April 5
A Jodhpur court will announce its verdict in the black buck poaching case against Salman Khan on April 5. The case which dates back to 1998 also involves Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and a person named Dushyant Singh. Khan was accused of killing two black bucks in Kankani village while others were said to have accompanied him on the shooting tour.
The case was filed by the Bishnoi community
Rajasthan's Bishnoi community, which believe the black buck to be the reincarnation of their religious Guru Bhagwan Jambeshwar, had registered a case against Salman after two of them were found dead in the Kankani area. The alleged shooting took place while the actors were filming Sooraj Barjatya's 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' in Jodhpur.
Salman was acquitted in two other poaching cases
The Rajasthan High Court in 2016 had acquitted the superstar in two other poaching cases. Salman was said to have killed two chinkaras in Bhawad area and another one in Ghoda Farms. In 2017, the Dabangg actor also received a clean chit in an Arms Act case which was linked to the black buck poaching case.