05 Sep

Salman Khan allegedly killed the blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Mathania village near Jodhpur.

JODHPUR:  Actor Salman Khan has been found guilty in the two-decade-old blackbuck poaching case in which he is accused. The actor could face a jail time of maximum six years. Salman Khan – accused of killing two blackbucks – was facing charges under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. He allegedly killed the blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Mathania village near Jodhpur on the intervening night of October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of “Hum Saath Saath Hain”. His co-actors from the movie – Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam – will also be present in the court for the pronouncement of the verdict, news agency PTI reported.

Here are the live updates on the Salman Khan Found Guilty In Blackbuck poaching case:

Apr 05, 2018
11:37 (IST)
Salman Khan, one of India’s biggest stars, has been found guilty of the killing of two blackbuck near Jodhpur in Rajasthan nearly 20 years ago. The 52-year-old actor was found guilty of hunting blackbuck while working on the film “Hum Saath Saath Hain” in 1998. He was present in the Jodhpur court today along with his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. Salman Khan and the other actors were facing charges under the Wildlife (Protection) Act.
Apr 05, 2018
11:06 (IST)

 

Salman Khan has arrived at the court. If found guilty, the actor could face up to 6 years in prison. Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam are also accused in the case and could face a similar jail term. All the actors have arrived at the court.
Apr 05, 2018
11:00 (IST)
Salman Khan’s sisters Alvira and Arpita have arrived at the court.
Apr 05, 2018
10:53 (IST)
There is huge security in the court. Emergency response team and women commandoes have been stationed at the court premises.
Apr 05, 2018
10:50 (IST)

Salman Khan is expected to arrive around 11 am

Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri will deliver the verdict today. Salman Khan is expected to arrive around 11 am.
Apr 05, 2018
10:50 (IST)

 

Salman Khan lawyer praying ahead of verdict
Apr 05, 2018
10:28 (IST)
Apr 05, 2018
10:20 (IST)
Several cops in plain clothes are present at the court
Apr 05, 2018
10:05 (IST)
If Salman Khan is convicted, he could face up to six years in jail.
Apr 05, 2018
09:56 (IST)
Salman Khan’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat has reached court
Apr 05, 2018
09:52 (IST)

 

Police personnel deployed outside Jodhpur court ahead of verdict
Apr 05, 2018
09:38 (IST)

Accused local has reached court

Dushyant Singh, a local from jodhpur and one of the accused in the case, has reached court.
He was present with Salman Khan in the gypsy allegedly used during the hunting
He allegedly identified the places and took the actors for hunting
Apr 05, 2018
09:17 (IST)
Apr 05, 2018
09:03 (IST)
Salman Khan was accused of killing two black bucks on October 2, 1998 in Kankani village in Jodhpur during the shooting of “Hum Saath Saath Hain”. Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, and Tabu, who were also shooting for the film, are the co-accused in the case.
Apr 05, 2018
08:58 (IST)
Salman Khan is facing charges under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, while the other actors have been charged under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code. Maximum punishment under Section 51 is six years.
Apr 05, 2018
08:51 (IST)
The final arguments in the case were completed in a Jodhpur rural court on March 28. Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri had reserved the judgment for April 5
Apr 05, 2018
08:50 (IST)
All accused reached Jodhpur on Wednesday and will be present in court today for the verdict.
Apr 05, 2018
08:49 (IST)
Apart from Salman Khan, his co-actors from the film, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam are also accused in the case. They were present in the vehicle Salman Khan allegedly used for hunting the blackbuck in Kankani village near Jodhpur.