Salman Khan just can’t seem to catch a break can he? Well, he did stir up a lot of trouble in his more .. shall we say ‘unruly’ youth. Right now, the one that’s come back to haunt him is the infamous black buck hunting case from 1998.
Though it made the big leagues of media coverage back then, let’s refresh your memory a little bit.
On the night of October 1-2, 1998, while filming the movie Hum Saath Saath Hain, Salman was charged with hunting or rather poaching two black bucks in the outskirts of the village of Kankani, near Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
There were other actors involved in this incident along with him but what made matters worse for Salman was the fact that he was carrying several weapons with expired licences with him at the time. Add to that the fact that the black buck is a protected species under the Indian Government due to its endangered status, the star was in a lot of trouble.
In fact, a trial court had found him guilty and sentenced him to five years in prison, but later the sentence was suspended by the High Court.
However, the Government of Rajasthan were not too pleased with this turn of events, and they then pleaded to the Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the High Court.
And now, after a decade and a half since the original incident occurred, things seem bleak again for Salman as the Supreme Court today issued him a notice on the case and has asked him to reply within four weeks.
Well, the entire nation and the millions of the actor’s fan community are now waiting to see what happens next.
Meanhwile, this couldn’t have come at a worse time for Salman, as his upcoming movie Kick is kicking up quite a storm and the promos have received a huge response. It is the number one trending video from India on the social media right now.
We wish Salman all the best with his legal hassles and hopes he sticks around to keep the movies coming.
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