The Rajasthan High Court on Monday acquitted actor, Salman Khan in the blackbuck poaching case. The Rajasthan High Court Bench in Jodhpur which was hearing appeals filed by the actor acquitted him in both cases. A lower court had convicted Khan in two cases and handed him out a sentence of 1 and 5 years. Following this, he moved the high court against both the verdicts. Khan and seven others were accused of killing a blackbuck and chinkara in two separate incidents.
The order of acquittal was passed while giving the actor the benefit of doubt. The incidents took place at Bhwad on September 26 1998 and Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998 when the actor was shooting for his film Hum Saath Saath Hain. The trial court had held him guilty in both the cases. It had handed out sentences of 1 and 5 years. The appeal was heard by the high court and the arguments concluded in May this year. The order had been reserved.