Salman has been convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, and has been sentenced to 2 years in jail. However he is likely to be granted bail today itself.
It should be noted that blackbuck is an endangered species protected under Schedule 1 of the Indian Wildlife Act.Apart from the actors, there are two other accused in the case – travel agent Dushyant Singh and Dinesh Gawre, Salman’s assistant at the time. Gawre is still absconding.
Back in 2006, Salman was convicted in one of the cases and was sentenced to five years in jail. While the actor spent a week in jail, the sentence was suspended by the Rajasthan High Court.
As reported, Bishnoi Sabha, which had filed the blackbuck poaching case, has now decided to appeal against the acquittal of the four co-accused in the case.