Poaching case: Salman, Saif, Sonali, Tabu, Neelam summoned by court


Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and Neelam are summoned by Jodhpur court in poaching case on January 25. All the five of them are asked to appear before the court to record their statement.

Chief judicial magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit has directed it after completion of assessment of all the witnesses in the court.

The incident dates long back when the stars went to Jodhpur to shoot for Sooraj Barjatya’s family drama, ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’. Salman Khan is the main accused and since 1998, the superstar is facing trial in poaching case of an endangered black buck in Jodhpur's Kankani village and possession of illegal arms.

The co-accused Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam, had accompanied the Bollywood star in the shooting of the film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' on October 1, 1998. 

The court will pronounce the judgement of arms act case on January 18 in the presence of Salman Khan.

Apart from the stars, Dushyant Singh and Dinesh Ganware are the two more accused, claimed to have helped Salman in the hunting. Ganware has been on the run since the incident.

The postmortem and FSL reports confirmed that the mammals were killed by the expired firearms of Salman Khan.