After being acquitted by the court in hit & run case Salman Khan is again back in headlines with blackbuck poaching case.
The 20-year old case which had been haunting the actor has turned out to be a real nightmare for him after the court sentenced him 5 years of jail term.
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were lucky enough as the court acquitted them due to no strong evidence.
Indian antelope or blackbuck became endangered due to excessive hunting, deforestation and habitat degradation.
In India, hunting of blackbuck is prohibited under Schedule I of the Wildlife protection act 1972.
It all started in 1998 when the actor was shooting for the movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ in Rajasthan. During the shoot period actor allegedly went on a shooting expedition along with Saif, Sonali, Neelam & Tabu & killed two antelopes during the game.
After that Local Bishnoi community raised their voice against them leading to the filling of a complaint against the whole team.