Chinkara Poaching case: SC issues notice to Salman Khan

No relief for the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Today Supreme Court has issued notice to Salman Khan in chinkara poaching case on Rajasthan government's appeal against Khan’s acquittal in Chinkara poaching case.

The apex court has also agreed to accelerate the hearing and will soon decide the date of hearing. Salman Khan was acquitted in the Chinkara Poaching case by the High Court but the Rajasthan government filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the High Court's decision for acquitting Salman.

A Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and N..V. Ramana issued notice to Salman Khan.

"The government is studying the merits and demerits of the case and has decided to appeal against the decision in the Supreme Court," the state's Law Minister, Rajendra Rathore said.

On July 25, the Rajasthan High Court acquitted Khan in two cases of chinkara.

Salman Khan is charged with two separate cases one under section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act for poaching two chinkara, an endangered species, in Bhawad village on September 26-27 1998 and the other one in Mathania (Ghoda Farm) on September 28-29, 1998.