Supreme Court agrees to hear Rajasthan govt’s plea against Salman Khan

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the Rajasthan government’s plea challenging the release of Salman Khan in two 18-year-old chinkara poaching cases by the state High Court.

The bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and R. Banumathi also expedited the hearing. Salman was accused of killing two chinkaras in separate incidents. One was killed at Bhawad on Jodhpur’s outskirts on September 26, 1998 and the other at Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998.

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The Rajasthan government has challenged the July acquittal of Salman by the High Court, which had overturned the order of the trial court convicting him.

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