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Witnesses turn hostile in poaching
case against Salman Khan


May 21, 2003 17:07 IST

Two prosecution witnesses in a case of poaching of protected wild animals against actor Salman Khan turned hostile in a lower court in Jodhpur on Wednesday.
 
Mahendra Singh, an employee of hotel Ashirwad in Jodhpur, backtracked in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Salim Malik from his statement given to the police earlier that he had found meat of a black buck, purportedly killed by Khan, in the hotel kitchen on September 27, 1998.

He also denied that the hotel owner, Mohammad Hussain, and three others -- Dushyant Banna, Yashpal Banna and Zhanwar Singh -- cooked the meat and took the same to hotel Ummed Bhawan, where the Bollywood star was staying.

Another witness, Gani Khan, was also declared hostile when he denied telling the police that he had contacted Dushyant Singh to hire a Gypsy car for the actor.

Khan is facing trial on charges of killing protected wild animals in 1998 when he was in Jodhpur for the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya's film Hum Saath Saath Hain.

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Sub: This is not funny

This is not at all funny. Witnesses should not be allowed to turn hostile at the last moment and change their earlier evidence so easily. ...


Posted by Savio Figueiredo





Sub: Salman Khan case

It is sad in India.....the conviction rate is so low on account of these problems....Witnesses never come out with the truth at any stage...A drastic ...


Posted by swati r k





Sub: Not surprising

Not surprising, anything can happen in INDIA and this is an example........shame on our judiciary system and i predict this case will drag on untill ...


Posted by Nagendra





Sub: Look!

The truth is coming out. Salman Is a good guy.


Posted by Joel Pinto





Sub: Wo to hona hi tha !

The witnesses got poached themselves.


Posted by p chandra




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