The 1998 Blackbuck Poaching Case was on a standstill since a long time without any update. Now, the most recent update is that the Jodhpur bench of the Rajasthan High Court has issued new notices to actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari and Tabu. The notice comes after the appeal by the State Government against the acquittal of the mentioned actors.
The actors courted trouble in 1998 on the sets of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain in Jodhpur when they accompanied Salman Khan. The Bishnoi community alleged that Salman had hunted two Black Bucks in the Jhankari village and all the others had cheered and supported him in the act. Followed by Salman’s arrest in October 1998 the case has been taking twists and turns. In September 2018 the CJM rural court gave the decision that only Salman was guilty and rest all were acquitted. Salman was given a punishment of five years of imprisonment.
The decision didn’t go well with the state government and they decided to appeal to the Jodhpur High Court against the acquittal of the four accused. Notice was also issued to Dushyant Singh who was allegedly with the group when poaching took place. We are waiting for further updates. Stay tuned to CineBlitz.