Blackbuck case: Jodhpur HC adjourns hearing against Saif, Sonali, Tabu, Neelam after issuing fresh notice in May
Salman Khan had been convicted in the case, last year.
According to Times Now, the court could not take up the appeal owing to lack of time.
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In May, the court had issued a fresh notice to actors. The notice was also issued to Dushyant Singh, a local from the area who was allegedly accompanying the actors at the time of the incident.
The notice comes following an appeal by the Rajasthan government challenging their acquittal in the case by a local court.
Last year on April 5, Saif, Sonali, Neelam, Tabu and Dushyant had been acquitted in the case. However, Salman Khan was convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and awarded a five-year prison term along with a fine of Rs 10,000. He was released on bail after spending two nights in Jodhpur Central Jail.
The case dates back over a decade when the Bollywood actors allegedly hunted down two blackbucks, an endangered species, in the Kankani village of Rajasthan during the shooting of the Rajshri Productions film.