'Salman Khan is a habitual offender', says prosecution

Nick Sanchez
April 6, 2018

BOLLYWOOD star Salman Khan has been found guilty in the blackbuck poaching case by a Jodhpur, Rajasthan court.

Bollywood star Salman Khan, second left, arrives to appear before a court in Jodhpur, Rajasthan state, India, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Alvira, who is married to actor-turned-producer Atul Agnihoti, reportedly consoled him while the judge read the sentence out. Saif had starred as Salman's younger brother in the Sooraj Barjatya family drama "Hum Saath Saath Hai".

The other actors, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari, were charged with abetting a crime but were acquitted Thursday, Singh said.

Considering how it took nearly two decades for this saga to come to a conclusion, the internet has exploded. Salman and other actors were present in the court at the time of the verdict.

But the blackbuck poaching case - which trundled through India's slow-moving legal system throughout Khan's career highs and lows - continued to be a reminder of Khan's past.

The blackbucks were shot dead near a village of Bishnois, a community that reveres the animals and is passionate about protecting them. He was acquitted in all three cases, except this one, and appeals are pending.

Mahipal Bishnoi, a prosecuting lawyer, said the court was hearing arguments on the appropriate sentence for the actor. That same year, he was acquitted of all charges by the Bombay High Court. At the time of announcing the order, Salman would have to be in a court.

Aishwarya alleged that Salman was unable to come to terms with the split and would constantly call her and pound on her door in an inebriated state.

The always in trouble actor also received flak for claiming in an interview to a Pakistani channel that the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks were hyped because "elite people" were targeted. "He is a big star, and has a lot of big films lined up, all scheduled to be released over the next two years". The tarnishing of Khan's image took its toll at the box office while he was starring in big-ticket films.

"I don't know how to react". In it, we can see a very nervous Salman struggling to sign some documents.

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