Salman Khan's sister Arpita thanked fans for their support: "Thank you to all bhai's and the family's well-wishers for your prayers, support, love and best wishes. This wouldn't have been possible without you"
Rajasthan High Court, which overturned previous verdicts that sentenced the 50-year-old star to jail, said: "There is no evidence that the protected animals found dead were killed by Mr Khan's licensed gun"
Referring to a statement signed by him in which a witness Uday Raghvan had stated that he had brought the arms from Mumbai following directions from Salman Khan, the actor claimed that he had signed the statement under pressure from forest officials. "I am innocent and have been framed by the forest officials," said Mr Khan
Salman Khan, who has denied all the charges of poaching and illegal possession of weapons, could be sentenced to between three to seven years in jail, if convicted but could be out on bail almost immediately. The trial court has summoned him for recording his statements on March 10
A sessions court judge who is expected to decide today if Bollywood superstar Salman Khan spends more time at Rajasthan's Jodhpur central jail or not over the blackbuck poaching case has been transferred in an annual shake-up. Jodhpur Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi was among 87 sessions court judges who have been transferred. It is customary for judges to be given seven days for the transition so he is expected to hear the case today. Judge Joshi will then be replaced by Chandra Kumar Songara, district and sessions judge of Bhilwara.
Salman Khan, one of India's biggest stars, was sentenced to five years in jail on Thursday for killing two endangered blackbucks in Rajasthan 20 years ago. The 52-year-old actor was declared guilty by a judge for hunting the rare antelopes in forests near Jodhpur while filming "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998. His bail request will be heard tomorrow. His co-stars in the movie, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari, were acquitted.
Actor Salman Khan arrived in Jodhpur today for the judgment in the final poaching case against him, which involves the killing of two black bucks. The verdict will be announced tomorrow by a court. Actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam, who are charged with being present with Salman Khan in the Gypsy that he allegedly used for the hunt, have also reached Jodhpur.
Actor Salman Khan has been acquitted today in two poaching cases in Rajasthan. Mr Khan, 50, was jailed in 2007 for nearly a week for shooting an endangered gazelle . He has also been found not guilty of killing of protected antelopes.