Blackbuck Poaching Case: Salman Khan's appeal against Rajasthan High Court's verdict to be held today

The hearing of Salman Khan's appeal to the Sessions Court against Rajasthan High Court verdict in the Blackbuck poaching case will be held today.
Blackbuck Poaching Case: Salman Khan's appeal against Rajasthan High Court's verdict to be held todayBlackbuck Poaching Case: Salman Khan's appeal against Rajasthan High Court's verdict to be held today
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The hearing of Salman Khan's blackbuck poaching case will be held today in Jodhpur. In February this year, the hearing of Salman Khan's appeal against the CJM Rural Court was postponed to April 3. In his appeal, the actor had challenged the Rajasthan High Court's verdict against his 5-year jail sentence for killing blackbucks and had appealed to the Sessions Court.

Salman Khan was sentenced to 5-year imprisonment for killing the endangered species of blackbuck in Kankani near Jodhpur in 1998. At that time, he was shooting for the film Hum Saath Saath Hai. The superstar allegedly shot the blackbuck with his co-stars from the film Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. 

In the last hearing, Saif, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali were acquitted. However, Salman Khan was convicted and was announced punishment of 5 years of jail. Khan was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and others under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code. 

Last year in April, when the Jodhpur Court found him guilty for killing two blackbucks, he had even spent a night in jail for the blackbuck poaching case.

Post this verdict, Salman challenged Rajasthan High Court's decision by appealing to the Sessions Court. Last year, when the punishment was announced, Salman Khan's lawyer Anand Desai said in a statement, "ln the present case the Hon'ble Court has acquitted all the 5 co-accused which would imply that Salman was out hunting alone in the middle of the night in a remote area outside Jodhpur. We have preferred an appeal to the Hon'ble Sessions Court and applied for an urgent hearing today ."

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Lock him up!

Look at him! People? He helps so many people around him. It’s enough! Please drop this case once in for all!

Oh god that case never ends

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