Superstar Salman Khan who was accused for poaching a black buck in Jodhpur during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998 has now slapped a defamation suit against a TV news channel in the Bombay high court.
According to reports by Times Of India, this suit was filed before a division bench of the High Court in August this year, Khan claimed a sting operation conducted by the channel in the 1998 chinkara poaching case was malicious and defamatory.
Salman wants to the channel to refrain from using his sting operation footage since it will harm his public image. The sting operation consists of the witnesses of the case admitting to have seen the actor shooting a chinkara. However, during the case hearings, the witnesses reported the video to have been doctored and denied the claims.
A hearing for this case took place earlier this month where the channel claimed they have erased the tape of the operation. The next hearing is scheduled for November 18th.
The actor was acquitted in July this year by the Rajasthan High court in two cases related to poaching.