Actor Salman Khan did not appear before a court here in connection with the 1998 blackbuck poaching case in Rajasthan. His counsel Hastimal Saraswat said the actor could not appear before the court due to his pre-scheduled shooting plans.
“We moved a plea in the court on Monday seeking exemption from his appearance in court on the ground that he was busy in shooting,” he said.
The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court had to read out the revised charges to Salman and co-accused actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and two others in connection with the hunting of protected blackbucks at Kankani village during shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain . The case will now be heard on March 23. Salman has been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, while others under Section 52 of the Act and Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code. — PTI