Earlier today, Salman Khan was convicted for the 1998 blackbuck poaching case on the grounds of being a habitual offender. Latest reports say that he has been sentenced to 5 years in prison and has already been taken into custody and sent to Jodhpur Central Jail. The actor’s lawyer Anand Desai has even issued an official statement about the ‘surprising’ verdict. As Bollywood’s Bhai jaan spends the night in jail, a number of celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their feelings over the verdict, most of them slamming the verdict, calling it too harsh.
Here’s what they had to say.
The law takes its course. Can’t argue it. But at this point in time I just feel helpless and my heart goes out to @BeingSalmanKhan and his family. Reason, cause the last thing @BeingSalmanKhan is, is a criminal.I feel this is too harsh. I do hope he gets the relief he deserves.
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) April 5, 2018
— Arjun Bijlani (@Thearjunbijlani) April 5, 2018
Who are you to punish @BeingSalmanKhan . The life he has right now,more than himself he is living for others for all the needy people spreading so much of LOVE.
Wo zindagi unhe KHUDA ne bakshi hai,unhe KHUDA ne maaf kiya hai.
Do hell with such laws and such system ??
— Suyyash Rai (@suyyashrai) April 5, 2018
I am extremely shocked to hear @BeingSalmanKhan being convicted by session court but also having full trust in indian judiciary which has many other doors to appeal for final justice whatsoever. Since He is most loved person by industry N people for his human reasons too.
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) April 5, 2018
How many tigers have been poached and what's the status of Justice on that.
How many jungles have been cut down in the name of development, isn't it leading to wildlife killing.
Punishing a good human being is not acceptable https://t.co/dBtc3tuM34
— Shilpa Shinde (@ShindeShilpaS) April 5, 2018
— Priya Gupta (@priyagupta999) April 5, 2018
Extremely saddened by hearing about @BeingSalmanKhan , I have full faith in the law, and I hope they get lenient on behalf of the great humanitarian work that he is doing. #Salman Khan #WeSupportSalmanKhan #BlackBuckPoachingCase
— Naved Jafri (@NavedJafri_BOO) April 5, 2018
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) April 5, 2018
Love and support continue to pour in from all over India for the superstar.
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