August 31, 2007
The actor was sentenced to a five-year jail term, but it was later suspended when Salman made an appeal. He also spent a few days in the Jodhpur Central Jail. The case had however tarnished his image of a superstar and Salman was ordered to not leave India without taking formal permissions from the court. Owing to the conviction charges against Salman, the actor was denied a visa for his UK travel.
November 13, 2013
The Rajasthan High Court then stayed his sentence allowing Salman to apply for the UK visa. The Rajasthan government then moved to the Supreme Court against the High Court’s decision to stay his conviction in the blackbuck case. This was a move to pave way for Salman to get a visa to UK.
November 5, 2014
Salman then pleaded to the Supreme Court that Rajasthan High court was right in staying his conviction as it would badly affect his shooting plans abroad. An apex court bench of Justice S.J. Mukhopadhyay and Justice A.K. Goel reserved its order, stating that Salman’s conviction could not be stayed merely because it comes in the way of him getting a British visa.
December 19, 2014
Salman then sought after permission to produce the then DCP and DM of Mumbai as witnesses in connection with the case against him under the Arms Act pertaining to the expiry of the license of the arm allegedly used by him during the poaching of the blackbucks.
July 25, 2016
The cases that has last over so many years has finally reached a partial judgment. The final verdict on two of the three cases is out. Salman is acquitted in the two cases of poaching chinkaras. The actor was proved innocent as there was no evidence that proved the animals were shot dead using the actor’s licensed gun. Moreover, it was believed that the actor was shooting for the film at the time the alleged poaching took place.
The judgement on the blackbuck killing case is however yet to be announced. This means Salman still has one legal case pending against him at the moment.
The judgement in the meantime followed a celebration outside the superstar’s apartment in Bandra.