Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea filed by Vasundhara Raje-led Rajasthan Government challenging Salman Khan’s acquittal in chinkara case. The SC has also issued a notice to the actor today.
On Tuesday, the Rajasthan government had said that it will file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the High Court’s decision acquitting Khan in two cases of chinkara poaching.
“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, had told reporters.
Rajasthan Government in October had approached the Supreme Court against Bollywood Salman Khan’s acquittal in two cases related to the chinkara (black buck) poaching case. In their appeal, the government had asked the top court to direct the superstar to surrender. They claim that Salman’s driver was not intentionally cross-examined by his lawyers.
The Rajasthan High Court on July 25 had acquitted Khan in the poaching case citing lack of evidences to incriminate him.