Bollywood actor Salman Khan was convicted by a Jodhpur sessions court Thursday, April 5 for killing two blackbucks during a shooting of the movie Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998.
Four actors -- Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre -- who were the co-accused in the case, have been acquitted by the sessions court in Rajasthan.
The court is expected to pronounce the quantum of sentence for Salman Khan today itself. The Bollywood actor could face a jail term of one to six years.
If the actor is sentenced to less than three years in prison, then he can apply for bail in the same court, according to reports. If the actor gets bail, he would not be sent to jail today.
In case the actor's bail plea gets rejected, he will be lodged in Jodhpur Central Jail where the controversial godman Asaram Bapu is currently serving jail term in a rape case.
Sameer Soni, Neelam's husband, said that he was glad that his wife was acquitted. However, he opined that Salman paid the price of being a star, News 18 reported.
Salman's fans took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the court verdict.
Here are some reactions:
After 20 years, #Jodhpur court convicts #SalmanKhan in #BlackBuckPoachingCase. Buck killed in 1998, There is a possibility that by now Buck might've taken a rebirth. He/She too read this verdict and praise our Judiciary System. Now, let's see in how much time Salman will get bail— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) April 5, 2018
Today: #SalmanKhan convicted in the #BlackBuckPoachingCase.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) April 5, 2018
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