CJM court reads out charges against film stars

The court of chief judicial magistrate, Jodhpur, Saturday read out charges against four Bollywood stars -- Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Saif Ali Khan -- in the 14-year-old case of blackbuck poaching while shooting for a film.

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Hum Saath Saath Hain

The court of chief judicial magistrate, Jodhpur, Saturday read out charges against four Bollywood stars - Tabu Hashmi, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Saif Ali Khan - in the 14-year-old case of blackbuck poaching while shooting for a film.

The charges relate to an incident that occurred during the shooting of Rajshri Productions' "Hum Saath Saathj Hain" in 1998.

The chief judicial magistrate C.K. Jain read out charges one by one against all of the film starts, except Salman Khan, also an accused in the case, 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," Hastimal Saraswat, Salman Khan's counsel, said.

The charges have been framed under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 relating to hunting and inciting to poach blackbucks.

If found guilty, the actors face imprisonment of up to six years.

These actors, however, denied all the charges. The court has fixed April 27 as next date of hearing.

The case was filed against these actors for poaching of blackbucks in 1998 in Kankni village near Jodhpur.

The blackbuck is a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act.


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  • Posted on: 23 March 2013 at 2:27pmvaishiksg

    If they all are found guilty of this act or were even involved in it.. they all need to be punished ...
    so what if they are actors..? everyone should be equal b4 law .. they actors not some divine power

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2013 at 1:19pmMohini19

    This case is such a joke. Why are they even pretending that they care? We all know what the outcome is going to be.
    In a country like India where the value of human life is zero, do you really expect that action would be taken against these so-called Bollywood stars for poaching endangered species?
    This incident happened 14 years ago. My BIGGEST QUESTION: What EVIDENCE has the court been WAITING for? If they were really serious in holding these Bollywood idiots accountable, they would have given a verdict long back.
    What a COLOSSAL WASTE of government money, time, and other resources?
    Shame on us as a society!!!

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2013 at 8:46amShamrozSays

    Thia flim is my 1 of my most fav. films!!! and i love saman-sonali!! <3<3
    if sallu gets jailed then its goodd!! but if he is not than thats better!!! bcoz i wanna see salman-sooraj upcoming film!! <3:-)

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2013 at 8:21ampratimadas

    I hav no word for salman..He is convicted in many cases...But i know he cant be punished bkz he is a hero..And rich person...

    Hey bhagwan plz punish...Dem all who is culprit..Even i know that salman was outside is a foult news...Salman making fool to all...Making fool to justice..

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2013 at 7:41amash05

    if they take 14 to 20 years for judgement...don't know how much time they will take for delhi gang-raped case...

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2013 at 7:07amSoni.

    I don't understand what they did in the film that they are getting jailed as far as i can remember there was no shooting/killing scene in that film

  • Posted on: 23 March 2013 at 7:01ampallavi25

    Salman Khan achha jhansa de raha hai court ko! Everytime he manages to avoid court summons. He should have been sentenced for this crime years ago! As for the others, they instigated and encouraged him to shoot those poor black bucks so they should also get minimum 3 yrs jailtime! Im so disappointed in Tabu in this case, shes such a brilliant actress, why did she do such a thing?

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2013 at 5:41amShabnam94

    This film is my favorite film!!But this case always make me scared...!1

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2013 at 5:14amHowlarious

    Well, good, finally these Bollywood big fat earners who don't give a shit about India and its normal people getting done for things they did. Serves them right, I hope they are found guilty.

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2013 at 4:27amRandhir_Param

    The blackbuck is a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act.
    ...and it takes 14 years to carry out a judgement...beda garak ho india ka

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