Salman, Saif summons in Chinkara poaching case

The Jodhpur court asked Salman Khan and his partners in crime Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Nilam, Dushyant Singh and Dinesh Gawre to appear in the court on February 4 in connection to Black Buck poaching case.

They were all charged under Wildlife Act, the Arms Act and the IPC. Salman Khan and others were accused of hunting endangered chinkara and blackbuck deer while shooting in Jodhpur for film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' in 1999.

According to Section 27 (illegal possession of arms) of the Arms Act and 148 (rioting with deadly weapons) of IPC, Salman was sentenced to one-year imprisonment for killing two chinkaras in Bhawad village, near Jodhpur, on September 26, 1998. The sentence was handed down by a Jodhpur court February 17, 2006.

Under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, court found Salman Khan guilty. After his certainty, he spent three nights in Jodhpur Central Jail and later he was released on bail.

The case was pending in the High Court since long.