The Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan has been sentenced to a five-year jail term and 10,000 rupees or $154 fine over a poaching case in 1998. Salman Khan is convicted for the killing of the two blackbucks which are a protected species in the western Rajasthan state while he was shooting a film.
Four more actors were charged alongside Khan in the movie but all of them have been acquitted. Khan has the choice to appeal this decision by the court in the higher court.
Four other actors who starred with him in the movie and were also charged with the offense have been acquitted.
This is the fourth poaching case that has been filed against Salman Khan during the filming of his superhit movie Hum Saath Saath Hain.
In three of them, he was acquitted. And now this is the fourth one. The government of India has appealed against the decision in the Supreme Court.
The first poaching case was filed against Salman Khan by the Bishnoi community who literally worship blackbuck.
Other than this there have been other criminal cases against Salman Khan in the past. In 2015, he was acquitted in a hit and run case of 2002 in which a homeless man died and four other individuals were injured. It is allegedly claimed that his car ran over the sleeping homeless men.
Now everyone around the globe knows about Salman Khan. The actor has an immense fan following all around the world. Thus his fans are quite upset with this case and have shown their support towards the actor on social media platforms.
IF THE WORLD IS AGAINST SALMAN KHAN, I AM AGAINST THE WORLD
— THE SALMAN KHAN (@ppritam009) April 5, 2018
Everybody knows Salman Khan is the biggest & the most powerful bollywood Star, His Fandom is Unbelievable across the world, that's why people target him just to see him down whenever they get opportunity, but there is no power on earth that can pull Bhaijaan's Stardom down.
— حسنین (@BeingSK_Soul) April 5, 2018
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?#SalmanKhan@BeingSalmanKhan#BlackBuckPoachingCase
— Shilpa Shinde (@ShindeShilpaS) April 5, 2018
Arjun Rampal has also tweeted, supporting Salman Khan.
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.
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) April 5, 2018
I respect the verdict given by the court in the #BlackBuckPoachingCase. But, @BeingSalmanKhan bhai doesn't deserve to go to jail. A person like him who keeps charity above all isn't guilty at heart. There's so much to focus like poverty, women safety, etc. and we focus on this?
— Himansh Kohli (@himanshkohli) April 5, 2018
Then there are those who have supported the decision taken by the Court.
It's amazing how a Salman Khan, a guy who has a history of violence against women and animals is being so feverishly defended by his fans because "he does charity".
— Shuchi Singh Kalra (@shuchikalra) April 5, 2018
Salman Khan found guilty in the #BlackBuckPoachingCase.
Finally, some justice for that blackbuck's great-great-grandchildren.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 5, 2018
Salman Khan should get another 5 years for launching Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty, Daisy Shah, Sneha Ullal, and Zarine Khan.
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) April 5, 2018