Salman Khan appeared in Jodhpur Court today for the nearly two decade old case of blackbuck poaching case, along with the co-accused, Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. The said event happened when Salman Khan and co. were shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s third movie, Hum Saath Saath Hain. It was alleged that Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan and others left for a night excursion in their jeep to a wildlife sanctuary near Jodhpur, where they supposedly shot two blackbucks. Now blackbucks are animals protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, and are also considered sacred by the Bishnoi community. Since then Salman Khan and co. have been facing legal hassles over the case, and it is now reaching the final stages. But not without a few twists to throw in.

In the court, Salman Khan threw a few googlies no one expected at all. First of all he pleaded innocence in the 19-year old case, and claimed that they hadn’t even left the hotel at all. Secondly, he also claimed that the blackbuck died of natural causes, and not by his gun. Naturally, Twitter are going ROFL over this statement, and giving out some hilarious reactions…

“Blackbuck died of natural causes.” – #SalmanKhan at Jodhpur court. Documentary footage of the same: pic.twitter.com/5GKmY0T82q

— Devarsi Ghosh (@devarsighosh) January 27, 2017

Note: Oxford dictionary recently corrected some words meaning pic.twitter.com/Ul5ynCgSLm

— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) January 27, 2017

Salman says he is innocent. Okay, Mr.being we know that #BlackBuck committed suicide in front of you. #SalmanVerdict

— Gayatri. (@gayatrihere) January 27, 2017

Waiting For #Jodhpur Court To Declare The #Blackbuck Was Made Of Plastic Just Like The Car & The Gun Was. #SalmanKhan #JodhpurCourt #Salman pic.twitter.com/X9KySfbqTf

— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 27, 2017

#SalmanKhan says blackbuck died of “natural causes”.

That’s a weird name for a bullet though!

— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) January 27, 2017

#Blackbuck died of natural causes, #SalmanKhan claims in Jodhpur court.

I think they miscasted #AkshayKumar in #JollyLLB2.

— WayAbove Vaibhav (@va1bh) January 27, 2017

Salman Khan: The blackbuck died of natural causes.
Judge: But who was driving the jeep?#SalmanKhan: Sir, woh doosra case hain.

— Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) January 27, 2017

Murder defense worth text books.

MyLord he died of natural causes. Excessive loss of blood from hole in body. the bullet hole. #SalmanKhan

— kill me softly (@hangmenow_) January 27, 2017

#SalmanKhan was trying to shoot himself but #BlackBuck jumped in between and gave his life for bhai, like any of his loyal fans will do

— trippy tree (@trippy_ma) January 27, 2017

Bhai ko jail bhejna mushkil hi nhi, namumkin hai….#SalmanKhan#BlackbuckPoachingCase

— Abhay Anand (@ABHAY_1987) January 27, 2017

Like his movies, Salman Khan’s real-life statements are so entertaining!