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Salman acquitted in poaching cases

He was accused of killing a blackbuck and chinkara in two separate incidents.

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Publish Date: Jul 25 2016 12:18PM | Updated Date: Jul 25 2016 4:23PM

Salman acquitted in poaching cases

 Rajasthan High Court on Monday acquitted Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases.

 
The actor had appealed before the Jodhpur bench of the high court challenging a lower court verdict handing him a one and five-years term in the two separate cases of poaching. 
 
Hearing was completed in the last week of May and the order reserved by the high court.
 
"He has been acquitted in both the cases by the high court," Salman's counsel Hastimal Saraswat said.
 
Khan was accused of killing a blackbuck and chinkara in two separate incidents.
 
One of the animals was killed at Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur on September 26, 1998, and the other at Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998.