A Jodhpur High Court on Monday issued a notice to Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari, Tabu and Dushyant Singh in connection with the 1998 Black Buck Poaching case.
Blackbuck poaching case
The development comes after the state government challenged the acquittal of actors in the case by a local court.
Black Buck Poaching case: Jodhpur High Court issues a notice to Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari, Tabu and Dushyant Singh on an appeal by state govt challenging their acquittal in the case by a local court. #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/ugq6ncUn6n
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Salman Khan, was convicted Under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act. He had faced a five-year prison sentence along with a fine of Rs 10,000.
However, after spending two nights in the Jodhpur Central Jail, he was granted bail.
In 1998, while shooting for the film ‘Hum Sath Sath Hain’ in Rajasthan, went on allegedly hunting along with Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu. Salman Khan is believed to have killed two blackbucks in Jodhpur’s Kankani village.
Salman was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and others under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code.