The Rajasthan government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against Bollywood actor Salman Khan's acquittal in the blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases, ANI reported. In July, the actor was acquitted of all charges in connection with the cases that date back to 1998.

Khan had moved the Rajasthan High Court against a lower court verdict that had sentenced him to a one-year term in jail in the blackbuck case and five years' imprisonment in the chinkara case.

Seven others were also accused in the cases. 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 India.

Khan had spent time in Jodhpur jail twice in connection with the cases, according to dna. The actor was shooting for director Sooraj Barjatya's Hum Saath Saath Hai when the incident took place.