Salman Khan Convicted in Poaching Case:Lawyer Argues For Lesser Punishment!!!

April 05, 2018


A trial court in Jodhpur, on Thursday, 5 April, convicted Salman Khan in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The four other co-accused – Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam – have been acquitted.

The quantum of punishment is yet to be announced.

Salman Khan's Lawyer Argues For Lesser Punishment

The argument on the quantum of punishment for actor Salman Khan is currently underway at the Jodhpur trial court.


12:28 pm: Salman Khan is still awaiting the final sentencing. All those reports that suggested he has been sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment are not true. Stay tuned for the final verdict.

11:31: Salman Khan has to approach the Sessions Court for bail. Further reports awaited

11:25: Salman Khan convicted by the Jodhpur court, as per early reports


11:16 am: Final hearing begins. The actors have deposited their phones before entering the court for the verdict. Few minutes to go before we get to hear the judgement.


11:10 am: If convicted, the all 5 actors will be taken to the Central Jail which also has Asaram Bapu.

11:08 am: Sonali Bendre and Tabu arrive in court


11:02 am: Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam arrive in court along with Salman’s sister Arpita,    Alvira and bodyguard Shera. The court is waiting for Sonali Bendre and Tabu to begin the                  final hearing.

10:50 am: Salman and Saif have a quick discussion in the hotel room, before heading to the court.

10:15 am: Salman Khan is expected to arrive in court at 11 am. The hearing will begin by 11:15 am.

10:04 am: Salman’s lawyer has arrived in the court.

9:40 am: Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri has arrived in the Jodhpur court to pronounce the verdict of the 1998 poaching case in which Salman has been accused of killing two blackbucks and his co-actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari of abetting the crime.

9:25 am: Sonali Bendre’s lawyer in interaction with ANI reveals that if Salman and company get charged guilty in the blackbuck poaching case then all will have to serve equal punishment of minimum 1 year. The max they can be jailed for is 6 years from the date of verdict.

Salman Khan Convicted in Poaching Case, Others Acquitted

The Jodhpur court has convicted Salman Khan in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The other accused – Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam – have been acquitted by the court.

The quantum of punishment for Salman Khan will be announced shortly.

Salman has been held guilty of killing two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur in October 1998 during the shooting of the film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.

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