Salman slaps 100 crore defamation case again TV channel

Salman Khan and legal issues go hand in hand. The ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor has filed 100 crore defamation case against a TV channel in the Bombay High Court. The channel is said to have performed sting operation of the 1998 Chinkara poaching case which was claimed to be malicious and defamatory by the actor.

Salman Khan wants the channel to be restrained from releasing the sting operation in public.

The channel claimed in the sting operation “witnesses claimed they saw Khan shoot the endangered Chinkaras in Jodhpur”. However, later the “witness/es turned hostile and claimed the video was doctored”.

In early August 24 this year, the channel told a single bench of the HC that it had already taken down the video and script of the sting operation and all other related material from its website.

Justice SJ Kathawalla, who is presiding over the matter, will hear the matter on November 18.

During the filming of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in September 998, Khan was accused of poaching a Chinkara at Bhawad near Jodhpur and another Chinkara at Ghoda farms.

In July this year, the Rajasthan HC acquitted Salman Khan in two cases related to poaching.