Jaipur: A court in Jodhpur yesterday read out charges against four Bollywood stars — Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Saif Ali Khan — in the 14-year-old case of blackbuck poaching. Salman Khan is also charged in the case but was not present at the hearing.
The poaching allegedly occurred during the shooting of Rajshri Productions “Hum Saath Saath Hain” in 1998. Chief Judicial Magistrate C K Jain read out charges one by one against all the film stars, except Salman Khan, also an accused, who had sought exemption from the court on the ground that he had to be out of the country for medical treatment. “Salman Khan was not present in the court today (Saturday) as he in not in the country and has gone overseas for treatment,” said his counsel Hastimal Saraswat. IANS