Salman Khan On Black Buck Case : “Everyone Is Equal Before Law”

Salman-Khan-snapped-at-Sessions-Court001Salman Khan’s Black Buck Case Verdict On October 28 2014 . Justice S J Mukopadhyaya and his bench told Salman Khan’s lawyers  “Just because you are an actor or have to go to UK for a shooting doesn’t mean conviction can be stayed. Let the law equally to everybody. There should be no discrimination viz-a-viz all convicts.”

The case filed against Salman Khan,  Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre were accused of poaching two blackbucks in Kankvillage near Jodhpur in October 1998.

Justice Mukopadhyaya also observed a precedent “Will any court suspend conviction of any other convict,Let equal law apply to everyone. There should be no discrimination vis-a-vis convicts.”

The bench posted the matter for final hearing on October 28.

Salman had earlier on August 27 filed an affidavit in the apex court and made an appeal for a stay on his conviction in the poaching case.

The blackbuck shooting case dates back to 1998 during the shooting of the film Rajshri Films Hum Saath Saath Hain.

It clarified that conviction stayed means that the Salman Khan case hearing involves re-appreciation of the evidence.

The remarks were made during the hearing of the petition filed by Rajasthan government challenging the stay granted by the High Court on his conviction in the case.

The bench posted the matter for final hearing on October 28.

Salman Khan has submitted that he has been one of the highest tax payers and the high court stayed his conviction to enable him to go abroad for his professional engagement which brings in foreign exchange in the country.

Salman Khan in his affidavit had said, “It is denied that the High Court failed to apply the principle that everyone is equal before law and granted me special privilege because I am a celebrity. The courts have at all times treated me as any other ordinary citizen and I have always complied with the conditions imposed upon me.”


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