The five accused in the 1998 black buck poaching case, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam have arrived at the Jodhpur court to record their statements. Salman, who recently got acquitted in the Arms Act case, which was in connection with the black buck poaching case has reached the court along with the ensemble cast of actors to record their statements. Few days back, Khan had reached Jodhpur to appear for the Arms Act case. After gaining acquittal, he along with the cast of Hum Saath Saath Hai, who were accused of poaching, were asked to record his statement. But over security reasons, the Tubelight actor denied doing the same without the other suspects in the case. On Thursday evening, i.e. on Republic Day, Saif, Tabu, Sonali and Neelam arrived at the city. In 1998, the actors were charged under the Wildlife Protection Act for illegally poaching the endangered species and playing an aid to the poacher. In connection with the case, Salman was charged with Arms Act for possession and use of illegal and unlicensed arms. It has been almost 19 years since the incident happened and now all the proceedings have rapidly moved with a view to close the case.
Here are the proceedings that will take place for the accused five in the Black Buck poaching case, before a judgement is passed –
#An examining session will be held where each of the accused will be told what the statements the witnesses have given against them, as far as their role is in the crime.
#Each one of the stars will be told what the witnesses have quoted and what their role has been in the case. Post this the defence lawyers will take a call and produce their witnesses at the time of crime.
#After the evidences are provided to the magistrate, the court will go to the stage of final argument.
So far we’ve got pictures of all the actors, Saif, Salman, Tabu, Sonali and Neelam, entering the court, by ANI news agency. Have a look below.
Salman Khan –
Saif Ali Khan –
Tabu and Neelam –
Sonali Bendre –
Stay tuned to this space and we’ll update you with the final verdict of the Jodhpur court.