On Friday, Bollywood actor Salman Khan appeared in a Jodhpur court and claimed that an endangered blackbuck he is alleged to have shot dead, had died of "natural causes".
The Times of India quoted Salman as saying, "Only the first forensic report of Dr Nepalia saying that the animal died of 'natural causes' was true and the rest of the evidence is false."
According to the TOI report, Salman denied killing two blackbucks in Rajasthan 19 years ago when he was there for the shooting of the film, Hum Saath Saath Hain. Four cases have been lodged against the actor in connection with the incident. Salman testified in the court in the presence of his co-stars in the film, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam.
"Only the first forensic report of Dr. Nepalia saying that the animal died of 'natural causes' was true and the rest of the evidence is false," Salman said.
Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and Sonali Bendre appear before Jodhpur court. pic.twitter.com/NFf01QRIFl— ANI (@ANI_news) January 27, 2017
Well, for causes that are only natural, Twitterati is having a ball with Bajrangi Bhaijaan's statement.
Hum sath sath hain ~ Judge to Salman Khan— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) January 27, 2017
A kid who didn't do his homework makes better excuses than the ones Salman Khan's advocates are providing in the blackbuck case.— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) January 27, 2017
Listening to Salman's excuses in the poaching case I realised my intelligence is dying due to natural causes.— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) January 27, 2017
Blackbuck should be prosecuted for defaming me : Salman in 2020. https://t.co/aiLPCkSMwe— Smoking Skills (TNP) (@SmokingSkills_) January 27, 2017
Justice died of natural causes.— JaJaJa (@lolkthen_) January 27, 2017
To be fair, natural death is very common among blackbucks. 1 in 3 blackbucks die of natural causes. Always knew Bhai was innocent— Shan (@klpe) January 27, 2017
Salman Khan on demonetization. https://t.co/Jkd6Ld22Ja— Err (@Errendous) January 27, 2017
Hum Saath Saath Hain was a visionary film. Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre & Neelam abhi tak saath saath hain, court mein.— Sagar (@sagarcasm) January 27, 2017
Aise toh Salman ki movie mein koi kahaani nahi hoti lekin court ke andar bohot saari kahaaniya suna deta hai.— Sagar (@sagarcasm) January 27, 2017
Salman Khan- Blackbuck died of natural causes..— MumBaekar.. (@katamulgi) January 27, 2017
Blackbuck- I am here Judge saheb.. pic.twitter.com/jtHWytlVoy
While some jumped the gun (gedddit??) a week before.
One says he didn't kill the blackbuck though everyone knows he did.— Gabru Tippler (@MrTippler) January 18, 2017
Other says he killed the black buck though everyone knows he didn't. pic.twitter.com/aIEcQkWH7B
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