The recent report says that the Rajasthan High Court yesterday had revised the charges against Salman Khan and his colleagues in the 14-year-old black buck killing case. Disposing of a state government plea against a sessions court order dropping some of the charges against the accused, the High Court has held that Khan will be charged under Section 51 of Wildlife Act and Section 149 of IPC (Unlawful assembly), said Hastimal Saraswat, counsel for Salman Khan. Section 51 of Wildlife Act carries jail sentence up to three years or fine or both.
Salman was found guilty under the Wildlife Protection Act on charges of killing black buck in 1998. He was found guilty of killing two black bucks, a protected species of antelope. Salman was accompanied by his other co-actors: Saif Ali Khan, Tabbu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre, who are also under section 52 (Attempts to contravene, or abet the contravention of, any of the provisions of this Act) of Wildlife Act and section 149 of IPC.