Published On : Fri, Jan 27th, 2017

I’m Indian, Salman tells court on being asked about his religion

Salman Khan, who appeared in a Jodhpur Court today in the 1998 black buck poaching case, told the court that he has been falsely accused of killing black buck during a film shoot in 1998.

“I am innocent,” he told the Jodhpur court where his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were also present as co-accused.

Khan told the court that he never went on the alleged hunt; he said he would return to his hotel room straight after the shoot and never go out at night for security reasons. He was reportedly asked 65 questions by the prosecution, based on statements from 28 witnesses. On being asked about his religion, he told court he was ‘Indian’.

Among the witnesses are members of the Bishnoi tribe who hold deer sacred and reportedly chased the actors after hearing the gunshots.

Salman Khan has faced four cases over the years linked to the killing of two blackbuck and two chinkara in the alleged deer hunt while filming the movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain”. The other actors are accused of instigating him.