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Breaking : SC notice to Salman Khan in blackbuck case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to filmstar Salman Khan, on a plea by the Rajasthan government challenging the stay on his conviction and sentencing in a black-buck hunting case.

An apex court bench headed by Justice S.J Mukhopadhaya issued the notice as a petition by the Rajasthan government came up for hearing. Salman Khan, who was sentenced to five years in jail by a trial court, has been asked to file a reply within four weeks.

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On the night of October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of the Hindi movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’, two blackbucks, a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, were allegedly killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur. Salman Khan, along with a few other stars, were accused of poaching the black bucks.

During this time Salman was also accused of carrying illegal arms. He is alleged to have been carrying arms with expired license.
A complaint was filed against Salman Khan on charges of being involved in hunting protected blackbucks.
Salman Khan was convicted in a blackbuck hunting case by a trial court in 2006.
Inputs by IANS

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