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‘D-day’ for Salman Khan; court to deliver its verdict on blackbuck poaching today

salman-khan_650_012914024520Jaipur: In a case of possession and use of illegal arms by Bollywood actor Salman Khan, a court in Jodhpur Wednesday will pronounce its judgment.

“The case relates to both possession and use of illegal arms and the chief judicial magistrate’s court has kept Feb 25 for judgment,” public prosecutor N K Sankhla of the court in Jodhpur, 330 km from Rajasthan capital Jaipur, told media on Tuesday.

Salman Khan is likely to be present in court during pronouncement of the judgment.

He and a few other Bollywood stars were accused of poaching blackbucks on the midnight of Oct 1-2, 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.

Two blackbucks, a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, were killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur.

The star was also accused of carrying and using illegal arms. He is also alleged to have been carrying arms with expired license.

A police complaint was filed against Salman Khan on charges of being involved in hunting of the protected blackbucks.

The court is likely to deliver its judgement at 10.30 in the morning, Wednesday.

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