- Salman Khan accused of keeping unlicenced weapons, using them
- Case involves killing of deer when he was shooting for a film in 1998
- The actor, 51, was let off because of weak evidence
Dressed in a crisp white shirt, the 51-year-old came to the Jodhpur court with his sister Alvira. Within minutes, he was let off. The judge said the evidence against him was not strong enough.
Minutes after the acquittal, the actor tweeted:
Thank you for all the support and good wishesSalman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) 18 January 2017
"It's a huge relief for us, we had full faith in judiciary," said the actor's father, Salim Khan.
Over the years, Salman Khan has faced multiple cases for allegedly killing two endangered chinkaras and two blackbucks during a location shoot in 1998 for the film "Hum Saath Saath Hain", co-starring Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu.
In 2007, he spent a week in jail in Jodhpur before being granted bail.
Salman Khan had earlier been cleared by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases related to the killing of the chinkara deer. That decision, which overturned two jail terms handed to the actor by a lower court, has been challenged by Rajasthan before the Supreme Court.
Salman Khan is one of the most popular and successful stars in the Hindi film industry, with his movies mostly crossing the "100-crore" mark.