Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been acquitted in the illegal Arms Act case by Jodhpur court today. The actor was booked against the 1998 Arms Act case for allegedly killing two endangered species under the Wildlife Protection Act.
The incident occurred in 1998 when the actor was shooting Hum Saath Saath Hai in Jodhpur. The actor was accused of carrying and using illegal arms with an expired license. Due to this, a case under the Arms act was registered against him.
The prosecution claimed that the license of both the firearms had expired on September 22, 1998. However, the 51 year old had used the arms to hunt two black bucks on October, 1 and 2, in the year 1998. The incident took place in the Kankani village, on the outskirts of Jodhpur.
The 51-year-old was in court along with sister Alvira to hear the verdict.
This is one of the four cases against the actor. While the Rajasthan High Court has acquitted him in two cases of poaching of chinkara, trial in the third case of alleged poaching of two blackbucks is still on.
The other actors have also been asked to appear in court on January 25 to record their statements in the poaching case.