Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam arrived in court in Jodhpur on Friday to record their statements in the 18-year-old blackbuck poaching case.
The actors arrived in the city on Thursday after the court, on January 13, ordered their presence.
The five are accused of poaching two blackbucks, which are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, while shooting for the film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ near Kankani village in 1998.
The court had earlier asked them to appear on January 25, but the actors had sought exemption in view of the security situation ahead of Republic Day. The court wants the accused to record their statements in the case.
Last week, Salman Khan was exempted in an Arms Act case, wherein he was accused of having and operating an unlicenced weapon for the alleged hunt.
The Rajasthan High Court had also acquitted the actor in two cases related to the hunting of a chinkara deer.
The actor was convicted by a lower court in a hit-and-run case wherein he was found guilty of drunken driving and killing a homeless man with his SUV in September, 2002. His jail sentence, however, was suspended by the Bombay High Court.