Salman Khan cleared of accusations that he used unlicensed firearms to kill protected wildlife

An Indian court acquitted 51-year-old Bollywood superstar Salman Khan of using unlicensed firearms to hunt black bucks, an endangered native species of antelope over two decades ago in 1998, while shooting a film in the northwestern state of Rajasthan in India.

Hastimal Sarasota, a defence lawyer told reporters:

“He was charged under two sections of the Arms Act and he has been cleared in both.

“He was acquitted due to lack of conclusive evidence.”

While pronouncing the acquittal, magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit added that the prosecution could not sustain their claim that Khan possessed and used fire arms with expired license, reports AFP via AsiaOne

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