Embroiled in controversies, Salman Khan has been asked by the Jodhpur court to appear before it on Friday in a case related to the alleged poaching of two blackbucks in Rajasthan’s Kankani village during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998. The actor who was convicted to five years imprisonment in 2018 by a sessions court had challenged the verdict. However, Salman has not been present for any of the hearings ever since.
According to a report in NDTV, , the judge has expressed displeasure over the fact that Salman Khan has not appeared before it on even a single occasion since the court began hearing the case five years ago. The judge has asked the actor’s lawyer to ensure his presence in court for the upcoming hearing on Friday.
The co-accused in the case namely Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and Sonali Bendre were acquitted in the case last year. Back in 1998, members of the Bishnoi community registered a complaint against Salman Khan and the others stars at a local police station. They have relentlessly and tirelessly advocated against the poaching undertaken by the actor. Salman was arrested on October 12, 1998, on charges of poaching endangered animals but subsequently granted bail.
On the work front, Salman’s schedule is jam-packed with Bigg Boss beginning next week. The reality show will begin airing from this Sunday onwards. He recently also wrapped up the shooting of Dabbang with Sonakshi Sinha.