One of Bollywood’s biggest stars Salman Khan was yesterday convicted by a Jodhpur court in 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The actor was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, for killing two blackbucks on October 1 – 2 in Kankani village in Jodhpur during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain. The verdict of the long pending case was announced yesterday noon. The actor has been termed 5 years of imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 10,000. On the other hand, rest accused in the case including Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam Kothari and Sonali Bendre were acquitted by the court. Salman Khan was yesterday itself taken to Jodhpur central jail and the actor is now tagged as prisoner no. 106. The latest reports even suggest that Race 3 star has to spend another night there since a court today said that the actor’s bail plea hearing will continue tomorrow. This morning, Salman Khan’s lawyer arrived at the Jodhpur sessions court with a 51-page long bail application.
As much as Bollywood is shaken and saddened by the news, the industry is coming forward in full support of the actor. Amongst various stars, actor Varun Dhawan wrote on his official Twitter handle, “I know for a fact that Salman bhai and his family have the utmost respect and faith in our judiciary system. @BeingSalmanKhan is one of the strongest and most genuine people I know and I’m sure he will come out of this stronger.”
I know for a fact that Salman bhai and his family have the utmost respect and faith in our judiciary system. @BeingSalmanKhan is one of the strongest and most genuine people I know and I’m sure he will come out of this stronger.
— Varun DAN Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 5, 2018
Varun is known to be extremely close to the actor, hence this support from him comes as no surprise. Here’s sending a lot of strength to the actor’s family.