The district & sessions court on Monday ordered Bollywood star Salman Khan to appear before it on February 19. Besides, the court has sought original papers pertaining to the conviction of Khan in Chinkara poaching incident that took place at Bhawad near Jodhpur on September 26, 1998. However, uncertainty prevails over Khan's appearance before the court on the said date.
The state government informed the Jodhpur bench of Rajasthan High Court that Khan received mild sentence and said other actors involved in the crime should be convicted. Khan was convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act by the lower court in Chinkara poaching case during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain along with co-actors. Chief Judicial Magistrate Brijendra Kumar Jain had sentenced Khan to one year imprisonment and Rs 5,000 fine on February 17, 2006.
Khan had appealed against the verdict and court granted him bail on March 10, 2006. Thereafter, he never appeared before the court.