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Salman Khan Blackbuck Poaching Verdict: Bollywood comes in support of the actor

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Salman Khan Blackbuck Poaching Verdict: Bollywood comes in support of the actor

Mumbai: Salman Khan was convicted by the Jodhpur court today for five years in the 1998 Blackbuck poaching case. He along with Saif Ali Khan, Neelam Kothari, Tabu and Sonali Bendre were accused of hunting and killing two blackbucks. However, Salman’s co-actors from ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ have been acquitted in the case.

When a leading agency asked Jaya Bachchan what she thinks of Salman’s conviction, she said, “I feel bad. He should be given relief. He has done a lot of humanitarian work.”

Arjun Rampal in this Twitter post said, “The law takes its course. Can’t argue it. But at this point in time I just feel helpless and my heart goes out to @BeingSalmanKhan and his family. Reason, cause the last thing @BeingSalmanKhan is, is a criminal.I feel this is too harsh. I do hope he gets the relief he deserves.”

Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai came out in support of Salman and took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with the verdict. He said, “I am extremely shocked to hear @BeingSalmanKhan being convicted by session court but also having full trust in indian judiciary which has many other doors to appeal for final justice whatsoever. Since He is most loved person by industry N people for his human reasons too.”

TV show Bigg Boss 11 winner Shilpa Shinde too to Twitter to express her thoughts about court’s verdict. She said, “Punishing a good human being is not acceptable. Animal poaching is ever increasing, jungles are cut in the name of urban development, isn’t it leading to wildlife killing, who will be punished for that?”

https://twitter.com/ShindeShilpaS/status/981840886408597504

For the uninitiated, Salman and his co-stars were accused of hunting and killing two blackbucks in 1998 in Rajasthan’s Kankani while the actors were the state for a film shoot. Blackbucks are endangered species and hunting them is prohibited under the Wildlife Protection Act.

Salman Khan Blackbuck Poaching Verdict: Bollywood comes in support of the actor

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