New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Rajasthan government’s plea challenging the High Court order suspending his conviction in black buck killing case.
Khan, who was sentenced to five years in jail by a trial court, has been asked by the Apex Court bench headed by Justice S J Mukhopadhaya to file a reply within four weeks.
It may be recalled that the High Court had revised the charges against the actor in December 2012.
Besides Salman, actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam were also accused of poaching two blackbucks on the intervening night of October 1 and 2, 1998, in Kankani village near Jodhpur during the shooting of the film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.
The Bollywood star was also accused of carrying illegal arms. In December 2013, Salman’s counsel had said that there was no direct evidence against the actor that he carried arms with expired license during the alleged blackbuck poaching.
Blackbuck is a protected animal and hunting or poaching of the same is a punishable offence under law. Video.