Salman Khan Blackbuck poaching case hearing in Jodhpur

Zee Media Bureau

Jodhpur: A court here will on Monday conduct hearing in the Arms Act case against Bollywood actor Salman Khan in connection with poaching of blackbucks.

On January 29, the court had recorded Salman`s statement in which he had "denied all the allegations and said he neither was carrying illegal arms nor did he poach blackbucks," the actor`s counsel Hastimal Saraswat told a news agency.

On the night of October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of the Hindi movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’, two blackbucks, a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, were allegedly killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur.

Salman Khan, along with a few other stars, were accused of poaching the blackbucks.

During this time the Bollywood star was also accused of carrying illegal arms. He is alleged to have been carrying arms with expired license.

A complaint was filed against Salman Khan on charges of being involved in hunting protected blackbucks.