Rajasthan Govt moves SC against Salman’s poaching case

Bad news for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. The controversry’s favorite child Salman Khan again landed in a fresh trouble in the long pending poaching case. The Rajasthan Government on Tuesday has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the acquittal of actor Salman Khan in two cases related to chinkara (black buck) poaching case, which dates back to 1998.

"Hearing on our SLP is expected to come up some time after Diwali vacations," he said.

On July 25 this year the Rajasthan High Court had acquitted Khan in the poaching case citing lack of evidence.

"The government is studying the merits and demerits of the case and has decided to appeal against the decision in the Supreme Court," NewsX quoted state Law Minister Rajendra Rathore as saying.

In October 1998 Khan has been booked under the Arms Act for alleged possession and use of arms with expired license during poaching of two black bucks at village Kankani near Jodhpur.

Way back in 2007, Salman was convicted for hunting and killing two endangered chinkara deer and one black buck in Rajasthan in 1998 during the shooting of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’.

Both animals are endangered species and killing them is a punishable offence.

The ‘Sultan’ actor is currently on bail.