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Salman Khan, Satish Shah appear before Jodhpur court

Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Satish Shah (partially seen behind) arriving at the Jodhpur High Court on Saturday in connection with the black buck case. — Photo: PTI

Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Satish Shah (partially seen behind) arriving at the Jodhpur High Court on Saturday in connection with the black buck case. — Photo: PTI  

JAIPUR: Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Satish Shah, accused in the 1998 black buck poaching case, on Saturday appeared before a local court in Jodhpur and denied their involvement in the killing of protected wild animals.

They appeared before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Brijendra Kumar Jain along with eight other co-accused and told the court that they had not killed any protected animals on the night of September 26 and 27, 1998.

After hearing the statements of the accused the CJM fixed July 16 as the final date of hearing.

A case against Salman Khan, Satish Shah and eight others was registered in Mathania police station on a complaint by Bishnoi community accusing them of killing two black bucks during their visit to Jodhpur for shooting of a film.

The court fixed June 7 as the next date of hearing in another case of poaching of black bucks on September 28 and 29 in 1998, in which both Salman Khan and Satish Shah are accused.

PTI

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