From the looks of it, the sword is still hanging over Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam’s head, making it evident that the troubles over the Blackbuck Poaching case aren’t over just yet. On April 5, last year, Saif, Sonali, Neelam, and Tabu were acquitted by a chief judicial magistrate’s court in the poaching case. And the Rajasthan High Court on Monday, September 16 adjourned the hearing of an appeal filed by the state government against the acquittal of actor Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam, and Sonali Bendre in 1998 blackbuck poaching case by Justice Manoj Garg.
Fresh notices were issued to Saif, Neelam, Tabu, and Sonali in May this year. According to media reports, Dushyant Singh was present with the said actors when the alleged poaching took place, and hence, a notice was also issued to him. Salman Khan was convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act by the chief judicial magistrate’s court. He was also given a five-year prison term with a fine of Rs.10,000 after he was found guilty.
Salman, who is currently on bail, has his appeal pending while the others were acquitted due to lack of evidence. Watch out this space for future proceedings.