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Salman Khan acquitted in 1998 blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases

A lower court had sentenced the actor to one year's jail term in the blackbuck case and five years' imprisonment in the chinkara case.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Monday acquitted of all charges in connection with the 1998 blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases, reported The Indian Express. The actor had moved the Rajasthan High Court against a lower court verdict that had sentenced him to one year's jail term in the blackbuck case and five years' imprisonment in the chinkara case.

Seven others were also accused in the cases, reported The Times of India. One of the animals was killed near Jodhpur, while the other was hunted at Ghoda Farms. Both animals fall under the endangered species category, and killing them is a punishable offence in the country.

Khan has spent time in Jodhpur jail twice in connection with the case, according to dna. The actor was shooting for director Sooraj Barjatya's film Hum Saath Saath Hai.

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