A special leave petition in the Supreme Court has been filed by Rajasthan govt against the acquittal of Salman Khan in chinkara case. He was acquitted by the High Court in two 18-year-old chinkara poaching cases. “Hearing on our SLP is expected to come up after Diwali vacations,” said Shiv Mangal Sharma, Additional Advocate General of the Rajasthan government in Supreme Court.
He was acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur on July 25 for being accused of killing two chinkaras in separate incidents. While one of the animals was killed at Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur on September 26, 1998, the other at Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998.
This incident happened during the shooting of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ and Khan moved the Jodhpur bench of the High Court to challenge his conviction by a lower court and award of one and five-year terms in the two poaching cases. On July 25, Justice Nirmaljit Kaur, while allowing Salman Khan’s appeal, acquitted him of all charges and also dismissed the state government appeal for enhancing the sentence.