Salman Khan has been convicted in the black buck poaching case of 1998. A Jodhpur court has sentenced Bollywood superstar to five-year jail term in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, while other actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari have been acquitted.
Well, the actor who has spent two nights in Jodhpur Central Jail amid tight security has finally gets bail from Jodhpur Court on Saturday and returns to home.
In the meanwhile, Salman Khan’s Hum Saath Saath Hain co-star Kunickaa Sadanand has recently filed a case against Bishnoi community after receiving death threats and obscene messages from them.
Talking to Bombay Times about how it all began, Kunickaa said, “During television debates on the black buck poaching case, I was advocating that instead of punishing Salman, the Bishnoi community should use him as an example and not oppose the bail. Ideally, he should be made to do some work for the community, like breeding black bucks, adopting a jungle, etc. On one such panel discussion last week, I said that even Bishnois are hunters. I wanted to add that just like there are non-vegetarians in vegetarian communities, likewise… but I was interrupted by the anchor.”[ecp code=”4″]
The actress alleges that, soon after she was bombarded with phone calls. “A person called Santosh Bishnoi called me and wanted me to apologise for what I had said on television and I agreed, as I had no proof about Bishnois being non-vegetarian; I had only heard about it from a man in Kota. However, the phone calls did not stop, there were messages on Facebook, too. They threatened to file a case against me. By then, I’d had enough and I posted a video online, apologising for my statement. I also talked about the harassment,” she said.
The actress then put up another post to state that she has kept a record of all the messages and calls. Finally, she filed a police complaint. “I filed a case under Section 507 against the Bishnoi community. I handed over all the details, including the numbers from which I received the calls, and screenshots of the lewd messages. They have leaked my address and phone numbers on social media and violated my privacy. I have got police protection, now it is up to them to take action.”
An official from Mumbai’s Oshiwara Police Station says, “She has filed a complaint under Section 506/507 after receiving threats. Investigations are on and we are looking into the matter. Till then, we have given her police protection.”
Meanwhile, representatives of the Bishnoi community posted pictures of the complaint they had filed against the actress in Jodhpur, stating that she had hurt their sentiments. However, Kunickaa claims that she has not been officially informed. “I am fine with those who have taken the legal route, but I have not received any official intimation about it. Having said that, I have a right to speak and right to an opinion.”