Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Monday acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases related to poaching of Chinkaras in Jodhpur in 1998.
The court held that the pellets recovered from the Chinkaras were not fired from Khan's licensed gun.
While only handful of the Twitterratti appeared to have welcomed the verdict...
Most people raised concerns over how the endangered animals were killed!
Monday morning breaking news: No one killed the black buck.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 25, 2016
The Black Buck runs at 80 km per hour... Was killed by a floating knife.. Wow. Magical Rajasthan https://t.co/TkLeSt7fe2— EAT-IT (@rockyandmayur) July 25, 2016
Few even openly expressed their absolute displeasure with the verdict.
Acquittal of Salman by HC in black Buck case is a poor reflection on state of justice system & difficulty of bringing influential to account— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) July 25, 2016
Salman acquitted in blackbuck poaching case - The Indian Justice system is the best joke I've ever heard.— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) July 25, 2016
Many drew analogy to the 2002-hit-and-run case verdict which stated that there was not even concrete evidence to sentence the star actor.
Salman the real pioneer of the self driving car that ran over people & the self firing rifle that kills chinkara! https://t.co/GQrEotebKJ— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) July 25, 2016
The people on the pavement got an SUV and ran over themselves and the black buck got a gun and shot itself. Life of a film star in India.— ranjona banerji (@ranjona) July 25, 2016
Yeah, the black buck killed itself just like the car that drove itself over pavements mowing down the homeless! https://t.co/8QMa2VhkRH— Rohini Singh (@Rohinisgh_ET) July 25, 2016
There were some, who had their own funny take on the verdict.
Black buck's dying wish was - 'Agle janam mohe gaiyya hi keejo.' #Salman— Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) July 25, 2016
The judiciary should propound a doctrine of anticipatory acquittal especially for Salman Khan. It could save his and everyone else's time.— Nigel Britto (@NigelBritto) July 25, 2016
Salman Khan's Lawyer showed Judge his Tweets and pleaded Insanity. Judge acquitted him— Joy (@Joydas) July 25, 2016
Salman Khan ke liye Black Buck case jeetna Starbucks me coffee peene se bhi aasaan tha..— Super Commando Dhruv (@Eaglesiar) July 25, 2016
Some even used this verdict to highlight how notoriously slow the judicial system in the country functions.
Only celebrity cases make us realise how dead slow judiciary works .it's scary it took 20yrs for court to decide Salman khan is not guilty— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) July 25, 2016
Salman Khan acquitted in poaching case after 18 years.Probably because all the victim's friends and relatives have already died of old age.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 25, 2016
(Feature image source: PTI)