Salman Khan has filed a defamation suit against a TV news channel in the Bombay high court and has slapped damages worth 100 crore.
Salman was accused of poaching a chinkara at Bhawad near Jodhpur and another chinkara at Ghoda farms during the shooting of his film, Hum Saath Saath Hain, in 1998.
In a suit filed before a division bench of the HC in August this year, Khan claimed a sting operation conducted by the channel in the 1998 chinkara poaching case was malicious and defamatory. He wants the channel to be restrained from releasing or making public in any way, any part of that sting operation.
The channel claimed in the sting operation “witnesses claimed they saw Khan shoot the endangered chinkaras in Jodhpur”. However, later the “witness/es turned hostile and claimed the video was doctored”.
In July this year, the Rajasthan HC acquitted Khan in two cases related to poaching.