Notices Served To Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari, Dushyant Kumar In Account Of Blackbuck Case
LAHORE MIRROR (Monitoring Desk)– Served fresh notices were served to Bollywood stars Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari and Dushyant Kumar, a local resident, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case following the state government’s appeal against their acquittal by the Rajasthan High Court on Monday
On the state government’s plea, the High Court earlier issued notices to the five respondents on March 11, reported Business Standard.
On Monday, Justice Manoj Garg issued them fresh notices after prosecution counsel Mahipal Singh told the court that no one, except Neelam Kothari, received its earlier notices.
The court asked all the five respondents to reply to the notices within eight weeks.
In its plea filed on April 5 last year, the Rajasthan government questioned the acquittal of the five persons for lack of evidence, when actor Salman Khan, who was accompanying them, was proven guilty.
Khan was awarded a five-year imprisonment, along with a penalty of INR10,000, after being held guilty under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act for killing two blackbucks in 1998 during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hai. His appeal is pending in the High Court. Tabu, Saif, Sonali and Neelam were also part of the film.
SOURCE: THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE