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I never saw Salman kill black buck, says witness

Dulani, the prime witness in the case, said that the previous statements had been forcefully obtained by the police and forest department officials.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2006 21:29 IST

Harish Dulani, the main witness in the blackbuck poaching case involving Salman Khan, has retracted his earlier statements and said that he had never seen the star kill the endangered species.

Dulani said that the previous statements had been forcefully obtained by the police and forest department officials.

He and his family had gone underground for about four years from Jodhpur and the court hearing the poaching case had issued a warrant against him when he had failed to make an appearance.

According to his earlier statements, he was the only eyewitness in the poaching case as he was Salman's driver at that time.

According to Dulani, he fled to Ahmedabad as he feared that the police might harm him during their investigations in the case.

Dulani said that though he drove Salman during the shooting of the film, he never took the actor on a hunt.

He said he had been in Jodhpur for the past eight months and would appear before the court to tell the truth.

On January 24, 2002, Dulani made his statement against Salman in a court in Jodhpur. But he disappeared before the next hearing on February 20, 2002.