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Salman, Saif summoned in poaching case

Agencies  Jodhpur, December 10, 2012
First Published: 17:46 IST(10/12/2012) | Last Updated: 19:53 IST(10/12/2012)

Salman Khan has been asked to appear in court on February 4, 2013 in connection with the 1998 Chinkara poaching case. The Jodhpur court directed actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam to appear on the same date, NDTV reported.

The lower court will frame charge under the Wildlife Protection and Arms acts against Salman.

Salman, Saif and the other actors had been accused of hunting endangered chinkara and blackbuck deer while shooting 1999 film Hum Saath Saath Hain in Rajasthan.

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.

The court had found Salman guilty under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. After his conviction, he spent three nights in Jodhpur Central Jail before the district and sessions court gave him bail.

Salman filed an appeal against the conviction on March 9, 2006.

(With inputs from IANS)

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