Zee Media BureauNew Delhi: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has reached Jodhpur to appear for the trial at the High Court today on account of the Blackbuck poaching case.The `Jai Ho` actor has been accused of possessing arms with an expired license during the alleged Blackbuck poaching at Kankani village in 1998. This may be Salman`s chance to mount a defense against the prosecution.
Besides Salman, actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam were accused of poaching two Blackbucks in the intervening night of October 1 and 2, 1998 in Kankani village near Jodhpur during the shooting of the film `Hum Saath Saath Hain`.It may be recalled that the High Court had revised the charges against the actors in December 2012. In the fresh charges, Salman was charged with Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act and others including a local accused Dushyant Singh with sections 9/51, 9//52 of the same Act and section 149 of IPC.Blackbuck is a protected animal and hunting or poaching of the same is a punishable offence under law. With Agency Inputs
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