Superstar Salman Khan has been found guilty and is sentenced to five years of imprisonment in a 20-year-old blackbuck poaching case. His lawyer has released an official statement stating that they respect the decision, but it came as a big surprise. He informed that they have also appealed honourable session court and applied for an urgent hearing. Tarde Analyst Komal Nahta shared the statement on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Official statement by Salman Khan’s lawyers: pic.twitter.com/n9o5XQwTmS— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) April 5, 2018
According to the statement, they have appealed honourable session court and applied for an urgent hearing. As he has been sentenced to five-year jail term, the lawyer has also claimed life-threat in jail for the Bollywood star. Salman's Hum Saath Saath Hai co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam have been acquitted. This verdict came as a big shock for all Bollywood celebs. From Jaya Bachchan to Arjun Rampal, Bollywood celebs are sad with the decision.
Jaya Bachchan said, "I feel bad. He should be given relief. He has done a lot of humanitarian work."
Neelam’s husband Samir Soni said, “We are happy for us but we are disappointed for Salman Khan. Justice has not been given properly in this case. I am feeling bad for him.”
Salman was accused of killing two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur during the shoot of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain.
On the professional front, the superstar is occupied with the work of his upcoming film Race 3.