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Poaching: 3rd case against Salman opens
June 19, 2006 09:38 IST
Last Updated: June 19, 2006 15:51 IST
A Jodhpur court on Monday framed charges against actor Salman Khan for allegedly hunting a black buck in Kankani village in October 1998.
Salman has already been convicted and sentenced to jail terms in two other poaching cases.
Charges were also framed against actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre for abetting him in the alleged crime under the Wildlife Act.
All the accused were present in the court of District Judicial Magistrate Dalpat Singh.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges. The magistrate then fixed July 3 for commencement of trial.
While Salman, 40, has been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife Act (Hunting), others have been charged under Section 52 of the Act (Abetment).
Meanwhile, Salman's appeals against his conviction in the two other cases -- for killing a chinkara in Bhavad and a black buck in Ghoda -- will come up for hearing on August 21.
Salman has been sentenced to one year in the chinkara case and five in the black buck case.
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