Blackbuck Poaching Case: Salman Khan and others reached Jodhpur to record statements

Bollywood actor Salman Khan reached Jodhpur court to record his statement in the 19-year-old case linked with the poaching of two blackbucks in Jodhpur today.

Actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu have also been asked to appear before the court.

The actors had to appear before the court on January 25. However, the actor’s counsel pleaded the court for exemption citing law and order situation ahead of Republic Day.

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The counsels maintained that given the heightened security situation in the city for Republic Day, the police was not in a position to make proper arrangements for their security.

The five are accused of poaching two blackbucks, which are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, while shooting for the film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ near Kankani village in 1998.

Last week, Salman Khan was exempted in an Arms Act case, wherein he was accused of having and operating an unlicenced weapon for the alleged hunt.

The Rajasthan High Court had also acquitted the actor in two cases related to the hunting of a chinkara deer.

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