The Bollywood actor, who is also known as Mr Perfectionist, got a relief as the Gujarat High Court on Friday, May 8 quashed a case against him and many others.
The Gujarat High Court dismissed the case against Aamir, his ex-wife Reena Dutta and three others. The five persons including Aamir were accused of killing a Chinkara during the shooting of their movie 'Lagaan'.
The case, which initially was filed by a forest official, was later dragged to a Bhuj court in 2000 by an RTI activistAmit Jethava. The activist later in 2010 was allegedly killed by mining mafia in Junnagadh district.
Defending Aamir and other four accused, one lawyer was quoted as saying, "Except the movie there is no evidence that there has been killing of Chinkara. There has to be some legal evidence to book someone. Except a scene from the movie there is no proof in the complaint that Chinkara was shot."
Earlier another court order had highlighted, "The entire allegation is based upon a scene of the film "Lagaan" which cannot, by any stretch of imagination, be said to be a legal evidence of possession of the animal in question viz Chinkara."
A witness in the case had claimed, "the entire sequence was by way of special effects and that no real animals have ever been used."
Now, the Gujarat High Court's judgment has come as a major relief for Aamir and other accused.
Case against Salman Khan:
Salman Khan, who was found guilty in 2002 hit-and-run case by a sessions court in Mumbai, was granted bail by Bombay High Court.[Has justice really been delivered in Salman Khan hit-and-run case?]
The High Court on Fridau, May 8 also suspended the sessions court's sentence against the actor and will pronounce its final verdict in June 2015.
Case against Jayalalithaa:
Jayalalithaa was forced to resign as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister when a special court in Bengaluru in 2014 convicted her in 18-year-old disproportionate assets (DA) case.
She was sent to jail. However, later she was released on bail. Now, Karnataka High Court on May 11 acquitted Jayalalithaa and other accused in the case.