A Jodhpur trial court has convicted actor Salman Khan, while acquitting other accused in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.
Jodhpur District Presiding Officer Devkumar Khatri pronounced the judgment, while holding off on awarding the quantum of punishment for Salman right away. The sentencing, however, is expected to be announced shortly.
Co-accused Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu were present in court during pronouncement of the verdict. “Argument on quantum of punishment is on. Salman Khan’s counsels are praying for probation,” NS Solanki, a co-accused’s lawyer, told ANI.
According to latest reports, the Jodhpur court is most likely to announce the quantum of sentencing on Thursday. However, there is a possibility that the order might not come today. In which case, Salman will be taken to the Jodhpur Central Jail immediately.