Actor Salman Khan was acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court on Monday in the blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases of 1998.
The decision was taken by the Justice Nirmaljeet Kaur of Jodhpur High Court.
Salman Khan was charged under two separate cases. The First charge was registered under section 51 of Wildlife Protection Act for poaching of two chinkaras in village Bhawad and one chinkara in Mathania.
During the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya's film 'Hum Sath Sath Hain' in Jodhpur, the incident happened. The starcast of the film including Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were also charged as he provoked the actor to hunt.
In both the cases, the court had sentenced him to one year and five year imprisonment on February 17, 2006 and April 10, 2006.
Later, the judgement was challenged by Salman Khan in the session's court which was dismissed and later the appeal got transferred to the High Court.
Salman's father Salim Khan said, "It's a huge relief for the family. We had total faith in the judiciary and the right verdict has come out. I was sure that my son would get a clean chit."