Looks like Bollywood actors are having tough time with the law of our country. Just yesterday actor Sanjay Dutt was acquitted for possessing a weapon illegally during the ’93 blasts.
Today, 4 more fresh charges were read out against actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam by a court here in the 14-year-old black buck poaching case.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Chandrakala Jain read out the charges under sections 9/51 and 9/52 of Wildlife protection Act and 149 of IPC and posted the case for next hearing on April 27. But the actors denied the charges read out to them by the judge.
Salman Khan who was already accused in this case, did not appear before the court. The high court had revised the charges against the actors in December 2012, charging Salman Khan with section 51 of Wildlife Protection Act and others including a local accused Dushyant Singh with section 51/52 of Wildlife Protection Act and section 149 of IPC.
During the shooting of the film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’, they were accused of poaching two Blackbucks in the intervening night of October 1 and 2, 1998 in Kankani village near Jodhpur. Since, Blackbuck is a protected animal and is on the endagered list, hunting or poaching of the same is a punishable offence under law.