Salman Khan’s appeal against 1998 blackbuck poaching case verdict to be heard on April 3

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 February 2019, 03:18 PM
Salman Khan’s appeal against blackbuck poaching case verdict to be heard in April (Photo: Twitter)
Salman Khan’s appeal against blackbuck poaching case verdict to be heard in April (Photo: Twitter)

Salman Khan will make a reappearance in court on April 3rd to hear his appeal against the CJM Rural Court ruling in the 1998 black-buck poaching case. The 52-year-old actor, who had made an appeal against his five-year jail sentence for killing the endangered blackbucks in 1998 will be back in court in April for the verdict. 

In a statement to ANI, advocate Sushma Dhara said, "Salman Khan's appeal against the sentencing was supposed to be heard yesterday, but it has been postponed due to the court being busy," further adding, "The date has been postponed to April 3." 

Salman Khan was charged with a total of three cases in connection with poaching and one under the Arms Act in October 1998. The appeal against Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre by the Bishnoi community has also been postponed till April 3.

The Bharat actor was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and others under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code.

First Published: Thursday, February 21, 2019 03:17 PM
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