The Jodhpur High Court on Monday issued a notice to Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari, Tabu and Dushyant Singh on an appeal by the state government challenging their acquittal in the Blackbuck poaching case.
This comes over five months after the four actors were acquitted in the said case due to lack of evidence, while Salman Khan was convicted and sentenced to five years' imprisonment after being found guilty of killing two Blackbucks in Jodhpur during the shooting of his 1998 blockbuster Hum Saath Saath Hain.
Salman Khan will make a reappearance in court on April 3rd to hear his appeal against the CJM Rural Court ruling in the 1998 black-buck poaching case. In a statement to ANI, advocate Sushma Dhara had said, "Salman Khan's appeal against the sentencing was supposed to be heard yesterday, but it has been postponed due to the court being busy," further adding, "The date has been postponed to April 3." The Bharat actor was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and others under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code.