The Rajasthan High Court issued a notice to bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and a local resident, Dushyant Singh in connection with the hunting of two blackbucks in 1998.
The chief judicial magistrate court (Jodhpur district) last year acquitted these bollywood stars, and the local resident by giving them the benefit of doubt. It was just Salman Khan who was sentenced to five years imprisonment.
The public prosecutor Mahipal Vishnoi said, “The leave-to-appeal was filed against acquitting the five co-accused. We told the court that the trial court in its judgment has admitted that the five co-accused were with Salman, the main accused, during blackbucks’ hunting, but they were acquitted by giving them benefit of doubt.”
Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and a local resident, Dushyant Singh were accused of poaching two blackbucks at Kankani village in Jodhpur in October 1-2, 1998.
The state government had filed a leave-to-appeal in the high court against the acquittal of the five accused.