The case of hunting down a blackbuck in which actor Salman Khan was accused off in 1998 finally came to a verdict after years of going back and forth on it.
If the quantum of sentence is more than three years, the actor will have to appeal in a higher court. It is important to note that the Jodhpur court verdict is not the final say in the case. The actors can approach higher courts.
The actor has been found guilty and faces a term up to three to seven years in prison,the announcement will be out shortly although he is eligible for bail at the sessions court itself.
Other actors such as Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were too accused and have been acquitted in the case.
The incident happened in the Kankani village near Jodhpur.
Salman Khan was charged with four cases for poaching and one under the Arms Act in Jodhpur in September-October 1998. His lawyers claim there is no forensic evidence to prove the deer were hunted by guns and killed.
Bishnoi Sanstha state chief Rampal Bhawad 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."