Bollywood actor Salman Khan was acquitted in the blackbuck and Chinkara poaching cases by the Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur.
Khan’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat said he has been given relief in both cases.
“When the court asked for the bullets recovered it was proved that they were not fired from that gun,” Saraswat said.
The actor was not present in court when the verdict was announced.
Khan and seven others were accused of killing a blackbuck and a chinkara in two separate incidents near Jodhpur.
One of the animals was killed at Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur on September 26, 1998, and the other at Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998. The incidents allegedly happened when the actor was shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s family drama, ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’.