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Five Unknown Facts to Know About Salman Khan’s Black Buck Poaching Case

Salman Khan has been convicted under the section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act where the maximum punishment is 6 years. The rest of the accused were charged under the same section but read along with IPC Section 149 (unlawful assembly).

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Mumbai: It was a nail biting situation for the Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan’s fans when the superstar appeared in the Jodhpur court today. The Jodhpur trial court had already reserved this day for announcing it’s verdict in the black bucks poaching case. The court announced 5-year imprisonment to the Bollywood star along with slapping a fine of Rs. 10,000 on him. The other accused, Neelam, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Dushyant Singh were acquitted in the case.

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The ‘Dabangg’ star was taken to Jodhpur central jail after the verdict was announced. Salman Khan’s advocate will be filing for Khan’s bail in the higher court tomorrow where he may or may not get relief. After the verdict, the state president of Bishnoi Tigers Vanya Evam Paryavararan Sanstha said, “We’ll analyse the judgement. We want an immediate appeal to be filed against those who have been acquitted and we also demand maximum punishment for Salman Khan,”

Meanwhile, Salman Khan has been admitted to the Jodhpur Central Jail and has been lodged in the ward number 2 with prisoner number 106, confirmed Vikram Singh, DIG, Jodhpur Jail Administration. He also refused of entertaining any VVIP treat to the Bollywood star. Let’s look at some of the unknown facts about Black Bucks Poaching Case

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1. The black bucks poaching case is a 2 decade old case where Salman Khan allegedly shot couple of black deers in Kankani Village of Rajasthan.

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2. Black bucks are endangered species of Jodhpur and there are legal implications to killing, hunting or poaching of these animals. It is a punishable offence under the Wildlife Protection Act.

3. The incident took place on October 2, 1998 at around 2am as per media reports. The accused had gone to Jodhpur for Sooraj Barjatya’s movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ when they, allegedly, decided to hunt down the animals.

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4. Salman Khan has been convicted under the section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act where the maximum punishment is 6 years. The rest of the accused were charged under the same section but read along with IPC Section 149 (unlawful assembly).

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4. The issue was raised by the Bishnoi community of Rajasthan, post which an FIR was registered against all the aforementioned accused including Dushyant Singh (Travel agent) and Dinesh Gawre (Salman’s assistant at that time). Dinesh Gawre is absconding since the time the case was registered.

5. Salman Khan had been convicted in 2 other poaching case where he had been granted bail for. This was the last poaching case of all where Salman Khan has been convicted for his crime.

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