New Delhi: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Monday acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in the Blackbuck and Chinkara poaching case. Khan was not present in court at the time of verdict.

However, the actor’s sister Alvira was seen at the Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur with their lawyer Hastimal Saraswat.

Salman’s lawyer said the actor has been acquitted in both the cases by the high court. 

“He has been acquitted in both the cases by the high court,” Salman’s counsel Hastimal Saraswat said.

Salman Khan was convicted in 2006 for poaching a Chinkara during the shooting of his film Hum Sath Sath Hain in September 1998. He was charged with Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act.

The actor had appealed before the Jodhpur bench of the high court challenging a lower court verdict handing him a one and five-years term in the two separate cases of poaching. 
 
The hearing was completed in the last week of May and the order reserved by the high court.

(With inputs from IANS)