Blackbuck case: Jodhpur court to announce verdict on April 5

WION Web Team New Delhi Mar 28, 2018, 05.47 PM(IST)

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A Jodhpur court will announce the verdict in the Salman Khan blackbuck case on April 5.

Apart from Salman, actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu, Sonali Bendre as well as Dushyant Singh are accused in the case.

Final arguments on both sides have been completed in the Chief Judicial Magistrate Rural Court in Jodhpur.

The Jodhpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Wednesday under Jodhpur District Presiding Officer Devkumar Khatri issued the date for the decision in the 20-year-old black deer hunting case.

Apart from Salman's lawyer Hastimal Saraswat, lawyers of all other parties were present in the court hearing today.

During the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya's movie, 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' in 1999, Salman allegedly went on a shooting expedition along with Saif, Neelam, Bendre and Tabu, killing two blackbucks in Kankani village in Rajasthan.

Following protests by the local Bishnoi community, a case was later filed against Salman and the other actors.