Controversies are something that has always surrounded the “Sultan” of Bollywood and blackbuck poaching case was one of such controversies. After 18 long years of the incident took place the decision came in this case and Salman Khan was found innocent in it. Today Bollywood actors like Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam arrived in Jodhpur High Court with Salman Khan to record their statements.
The actors arrived in Jodhpur on January 13, on Thursday after the court, ordered their attendance. These five actors are accused of poaching a pair of black bucks, during their shoot schedule of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in 1998 near Kankani village. These blackbucks were protected under the Wildlife Protection Act.
It was ordered to the actors before the chief judicial magistrate Jodhpur District court after their counsel sought an exemption of their appearance on January 25. As per the statement of Salman Khan’s counsel Hastimal Sarswat out of 51 only 28 witnesses were examined by the prosecution. I needed, The defence side will get a chance after the statements of the accused got recorded.
The “Kick” actor is facing trial for the possession of illegal arms which were used to hunt the animals. Two other accused namely, Dushyant Singh and Dinesh Ganware,helped the actors to hunt. As the incident and accusations against him are yet to be framed, Ganware has been on the run.