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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.

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Updated: Aug 19, 2019, 01.12 PM IST
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From left: Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre.
The 1998 Blackbuck Poaching case once again returned to haunt the cast of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'. The Jodhpur High Court, on Monday, adjourned the case to September 16 on a plea of Rajasthan government against the acquittal of Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari, and Tabu.

According to Times Now, the court could not take up the appeal owing to lack of time.

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.

Neelam Kothari
Neelam Kothari along with the other 3 actors was acquitted last year in the case.

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.

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