Salman Khan Chinkara case: Supreme Court issues notice to the actor

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Salman Khan walking out from a court
Salman Khan walking out from a court

New Delhi : Fresh trouble erupts for actor Salman Khan as Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Bollywood star in regards to Rajasthan Government’s request for urgent hearing in the matter.

The Rajasthan High Court had on July 25 acquitted Bollywood actor Salman Khan in two cases of Chinkara poaching in Jodhpur. The decision came after statements of the key witnesses were quashed on grounds that he had disappeared in between.

Salman Khan was convicted by lower court in 2006 in two cases of Chinkara poaching, but this was overturned by the high court in its judgement day.

In accordance with the alleged case, one black buck was found dead on the outskirts of Jodhpur on September 26, 1998, and the other at Ghoda farm on September 28, 1998.

The actor was shooting for 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' at that time.

Chinkara is one of the endangered species in India and is under highest protection under the Wildlife Protection Act.