Salman Khan and his tussle with the law is back in the limelight. It was in the month of April 2018, when the Bollywood superstar was found guilty in the blackbuck poaching case. The star was sentenced to five years of imprisonment, but was out on bail and filed an appeal in the district court against his imprisonment by the trial court. A hearing for the same was to take place on Thursday, February 21, 2019, but it is now postponed.
According to a report in ANI, the fresh appeal will now be made on April 3, 2019. Advocate Sushma Dhara told ANI, "Salman Khan's appeal against the sentencing was supposed to be heard today, but it has been postponed due to the court being busy.” The appeal against Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre by the Bishnoi community, and the government’s appeal against acquitting Salman Khan for the possession of illegal arms, too, will take place on April 3. All these cases were supposed to be heard in the presence of district judge Chandra Kumar Sonagara.
It was in 1998, during the shooting Hum Saath Saath Hai, when a total of three cases were filed against actor Salman Khan. The Bharat actor allegedly shot two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani village near Jodhpur. Salman’s then co-stars - Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre accompanied him in the alleged vehicle used by the actor to hunt the endangered species. While Salman was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (protection) Act, others were under Section 51 and Section 149(unlawful assembly) of the IPC.