On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of India issued notice to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on a plea by the Rajasthan government challenging the stay on his conviction and sentencing in the blackbuck hunting case.
The apex court has also asked the actor to reply to the notice in the next four weeks.
In 2006, Salman was sentenced to one year in prison for hunting and killing the Chinkara, an endangered species. A complaint was also files against Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. He had been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, while others under Section 52 of the Act and Section 149 of the IPC.
The actors were accused of poaching two blackbucks in Kankvillage near Jodhpur in October 1998.