Salman Khan is one of the most popular and successful stars in the Hindi film industry, with his movies mostly crossing the “100-crore” mark.
Today, Jodhpur court which held Super Star Salman Khan “Not Quilty” of keeping the unlicensed weapon and using it during an alleged deer hunt. He was charged under the Arms Act as part of several cases linked to the poaching of blackbuck in 1998. Salman Khan has faced multiple cases for allegedly killing two endangered chinkaras and two blackbucks in 1998 during the film “Hum Saath Saath Hain” shoot location.
“It’s a huge relief for us, we had full faith in the judiciary,” said Salman’s father, Salim Khan.
In 2007, he spent a week in jail in Jodhpur before being granted bail. Actor’s lawyer argued that Salman had only air guns and there was no evidence that he used firearms.
51-year-old Superstar Salman came to the court with his sister and he was let off in few minutes. “Evidence against him was not strong enough,” said the court. The judge also said two post-mortem reports on the deer listed different causes of death – dog-bite and gunshot wound.
He had been convicted for killing a homeless man with his SUV on a night out in September 2002. Last year, the actor’s five-year prison sentence in a hit-and-run case was suspended by the Bombay High Court.