The Rajasthan Government has asked the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing challenging Salman Khan’s acquittal in the two Chinkara poaching cases on Thursday.
The government had approached the Supreme Court against the acquittal on Wednesday, asking it to direct Salman to surrender. They also claimed that his driver was deliberately not cross-examined by his lawyers.
Two separate cases were lodged against Salman and seven others under section 51 of Wildlife Protection Act, one for killing two chinkaras in Jodhpur’s Bhiwad village around 26-27 September 1998 and another chinkara in Mathania around 28-29 September 1998 when he was shooting for ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’. He was convicted by the trial court (CJM) for one year and five years for the respective cases.
The Rajasthan High Court had acquitted Salman of all the charges on 25 July.