Jaipur: The Rajasthan government approached Supreme Court against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan`s acquittal in two cases related to chinkara (black buck) poaching.
The Rajasthan High Court had on July 25 acquitted Khan in the poaching case, citing lack of evidence to incriminate him.
In 1998, Khan and seven others were accused of hunting and killing chinkara in two separate incidents.
One of the animals was killed at Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur on September 26, 1998, and the other at Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998.
At that time, they were shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s family drama ‘Hum Sath Sath Hain’.
Chinkara is an endangered animal accorded the highest protection under the Wildlife Protection Act.