Black Buck Case 1998: Khan convicted in final Judgement


Jodhpur :
11.20 am

All actors are in attendance in the court. Security is heavily beefed up outside the court premises after Salman received a death threat. Salman arrived with his bodyguard Shera at the Jodhpur court.

11.25 am

According to reports, the court has not allowed anyone from the media or the lawyer fraternity not connected to the case enter the court.

11.30 am

The court held Salman Khan guilty in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case but acquitted Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and other actors.

11.35 am

Arguments currently underway on quantum of sentence. If the court pronounces more than three years in prison for the actor, Salman will have to approach a higher court for bail but if it is less than three years, the actor can apply for bail in the same court.

11.41 am

Salman convicted under Section 9 and 51 of Wildlife Protection Act. Maximum sentence under the law is six years

11.42 am

Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act carries maximum punishment of six years and minimum one-year jail term. The prosecution has demanded maximum punishment for Salman Khan. The actor will be taken to Jodhpur Central Jail, which currently houses three high-profile inmates — Asaram Bapu, Malkhan Singh Vishnoi and Shambhu Lal. The latter two are accused in the Bawri Devi case and the Rajasthan hacking case, respectively.