After being embroiled in controversy for two decades, Salman Khan was convicted yesterday for the blackbuck case. However, with all currently going wrong for the star, his defense team isn’t letting go this easily.
According to Indian media reports, the defense has already submitted its 51-page argument in the Sessions Court and they are all set to put forth a strong argument. They will argue that the eyewitness, Poonam Chand’s account is not reliable. Salman‘s team of lawyers are also going to mention ‘how Poonam Chand was two kilometers away and how he could never have reached the alleged crime spot in a matter of minutes’, after hearing the gunshot.
Accused of hunting and killing two blackbucks in 1998 in Rajasthan’s Kankani district while the actors were shooting for Hum Saath Saath Hain, Salman was given a 5 year-long conviction order as the species was protected under the Wildlife Protection Act.
In a throwback video, Salman had also spoken about the controversy and gave his side of the story.
“One day after pack up, we were going back. There was Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali. We saw a deer fawn, stuck in a bush. The whole herd was there and I stopped the car,” Salman said. “He (fawn) was petrified. I took him out of there, gave him some water. The whole pack was there. He ate a few biscuits and then went away. I think from there, the whole controversy came.”