Jaipur, July 29: The Rajasthan government on Friday set up a five member committee to review the options to file an appeal against the acquittal of actor Salman Khan in the blackbuck and chinkara killing cases.
The committee would review the order of the Rajasthan High Court and then make recommendations on the filing of an appeal before the Supreme Court of India.
The Rajasthan High Court had recently acquitted Khan in the blackbuck poaching case. A lower court had convicted Khan in two cases and handed him out a sentence of 1 and 5 years.
Following this, he moved the high court against both the verdicts. Khan and seven others were accused of killing a blackbuck and chinkara in two separate incidents.
The incidents took place at Bhwad on September 26, 1998 and Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998. The incidents took place when the actor was shooting for the film Hum Saath Saath Hain. The trial court had held him guilty in both the cases. It had handed out sentences of 1 and 5 years.