The Supreme Court is likely to decide today whether the Rajasthan High Court's suspension of actor Salman Khan's conviction in connection with the Black Buck and Chinkara killing case of 1998 is valid.
Khan was convicted in 2007 for hunting and killing two endangered Chinkara Deer and one Black Buck in Rajasthan in 1998. He has spent time in a Jodhpur jail twice. Both animals are protected and killing them is a punishable offence.
In 2007, he was sentenced to five years in jail and is currently out on bail in the case.
But in 2013, the Rajasthan High Court suspended the conviction to make it easier for the actor to travel to the United Kingdom to shoot for a film.