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Jodhpur HC issues notice to Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam Kothari in blackbuck poaching case

PTI/Agencies, New Delhi
11/03/2019   0 Comments

The 1998 Blackbuck Poaching case once again returned to haunt the cast of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain', as the Jodhpur High Court, on Monday, issued a notice to actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari, and Tabu. The notice was also issued to Dushyant Singh, who was allegedly accompanying the actors at the time of the incident. 

The notice comes following an appeal by the Rajasthan government challenging their acquittal in the case by a local court. Last year on April 5, Saif, Sonali, Neelam, Tabu and Dushyant had been acquitted in the case. However, Salman Khan was convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and awarded a five-year prison term along with a fine of Rs 10,000. He was released on bail after spending two nights in Jodhpur Central Jail. The case dates back over a decade when the Bollywood actors allegedly hunted down two blackbucks, an endangered species, in the Kankani village of Rajasthan during the shooting of the Rajshri Productions film. 
 

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