New Delhi: The Rajasthan government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against the Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 1998 blackbuck and chinkara poaching case.

“The government is studying the merits and demerits of the case and has decided to appeal against the decision in the Supreme Court,” the state’s Law Minister, Rajendra Rathore, told reporters.

On July 25 this year, the Rajasthan High Court had acquitted Salman Khan in blackbuck and chinkara poaching case.

The court had observed that the statement of the key witness who had ‘disappeared’ could not be considered.

The witness, the driver who was driving the actor’s jeep, had alleged that Salman Khan had shot the gazelle.

Khan and seven others were accused of killing a blackbuck and a chinkara in two separate incidents when they were shooting for the film “Hum Saath Saath Hai” in Rajasthan.


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