JODHPUR –Bishnoi community has announced to file a petition in Rajasthan high court, challenging Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s bail in poaching case.
The enraged community has vowed to bring Salman and the five others acquitted in the case, including Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu to justice.
"It’s a very sad day for us as the court has granted bail barely two days after Salman was convicted and sentenced to five years for killing two blackbucks," said Ram Niwas Dhori of Bishnoi Tiger Force.
Ran Niwas Budhnagar of the Bishnoi Vanyajeev Evam Paryavaran Sansthan said that the organisation along with others would study the bail order, consult legal experts and challenge it in the upper court. "We will not only challenge Salman’s bail by the sessions court but also appeal against the acquittal of the five co-accused, including four other film actors," he said.
It is to be mentioned here that the actor was sentenced to five years prison on Thursday by an Indian court for killing endangered wildlife nearly two decades ago. Four other Bollywood stars -- Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari -- were also accused of joining the hunting trip but were acquitted for lack of evidence.
His defence lawyers had suggested the black bucks died of natural causes such as overeating, and claimed there was no evidence they had been shot.