On Wildlife Crime Bureau's convict list, Salman gets 39th spot
Salman Khan's conviction in the blackbuck poaching case has got him listed in the convicts' section of the official website of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB). The Bollywood superstar got the 39th position on the list, that alerts states about criminals and their records. It helps in tracking their movements. A government body, WCCB, is dedicated to combat poaching and related crimes.
People on the list were at some point or another jailed under Sections of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. A senior forest official said the movements of the convicts' are tracked. "This means their public dealings remain under the scanner. People's participation is necessary and it also ensures a window for the government to remain alert," he said.
This is a list Khan can't boast being a part of. Those on the list have been convicted for poaching tigers, smuggling pangolin scales and body parts of seahorse, snakes and other animals. Residents of Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh, rule the list.
Earlier this month, Salman Khan was convicted in the two-decade-old case of blackbuck poaching case. The rare species were killed during the shooting of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'. He was sentenced to five-years-prison and was granted bail after two days. The Bollywood superstar began working on Ali Abbas Zafar's directorial 'Bharat' after his release from the Jodhpur Central Jail.