Salman Khan photographed in Mumbai.
- Salman has been acquitted of poaching endangered chinkara and blackbuck
- Last year, the actor was acquitted in a 13-year-old hit-and-run case
- Twitter has exploded after Salman Khan's latest acquittal
Actor Salman Khan has been acquitted of poaching endangered chinkara and blackbuck in two separate cases by the Rajasthan High Court, which overturned previous verdicts that sentenced the 50-year-old star to jail. There is no evidence that the protected animals found dead were killed by Mr Khan's licensed gun, ruled the Court on Monday.
The driver of the jeep that was used by Salman Khan and his co-stars for their alleged hunt has been missing, weakening the prosecution's case against the movie star.Salman Khan
was accused of shooting the deer while filming Hum Saath Saath Hain
in Rajasthan in 1998. In 2006, he was sentenced to five years in prison and spent a week in jail before being released on bail.
Last year, the actor was acquitted in a 13-year-old hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court, which overturned a lower court's verdict and prison sentence.
Twitter has exploded after Mr Khan's latest acquittal.
Some weeks ago, Salman Khan caused widespread outrage
when he compared himself to a 'raped woman' when asked about filming the wrestling scenes in his new movie Sultan
. He has been summoned several times by the National Women's Commission and has failed to show up or apologise as demanded by the women's panel.Sultan
, which co-stars Anushka Sharma, released on Eid and is a blockbuster hit.