All eyes will be on a Jodhpur court as it will deliver the final verdict on the Blackbuck poaching case that involves Salman Khan, Bollywood's biggest superstar. The verdict is expected to be delivered by the afternoon of April 5 and Salman is supposed to receive a copy of the verdict by April 6, 2018.
The case has dragged on for 19 years which is not exactly unnatural for the judicial system of India where the case goes on for a long time, sometimes for decades together.
Salman was accused of killing two black bucks on October 2, 1998 in Kankani village in Jodhpur during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain. He was acquitted in two poaching cases by the high court and in a case under Arms Act by the lower court.
Khan’s counsel H M Saraswat said the final arguments in the case began on September 13 last year with the prosecution counsel citing the statements of the eyewitnesses of the case. “After the completion of the prosecution’s arguments on October 23, we began our arguments on October 28 last year and completed on February 4,” he said.
After this, the counsels for the co-accused began their arguments, which completed on March 24, he said.