Relief for Salman in the Blackbuck poaching case

A trial court in Jodhpur dismissed a plea filed by the former forest officer, Lalit Bodha, who had accused actor Salman Khan of misleading the court in the blackbuck poaching case.

Bodha had claimed that the actor had lied in his affidavit to the court to skip hearings for the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.Salman Khan was charged with poaching of two blackbucks in Kankani village, Jodhpur in October, 1998. He was also charged with possessing an unlicensed .22 rifle and a .32 revolver which he allegedly used in poaching the blackbucks.

During the shooting of the movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in 1998, Salman allegedly went on a shooting expedition along with actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu, killing two blackbucks in Kankani village.

Following protests by the local Bishnoi community, a case was later filed against Salman and the other actors.

Currently, Salman’s show ‘Big Boss’ season 11 is all set to premiere on Sunday, October 1. He is also shooting for his coming up movie ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’.

(( Riti Sareen, NewsEye))

Sources: Hindustan Times, ANI