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Blackbuck died of natural causes: Salman Khan
In the 18 year old blackbuck poaching case, Salman Khan along with Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu appeared before a court on Friday. Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, and Tabu, have been listed as the co-accused in the case.

Khan pleaded innocence in the case and added that he had been falsely implicated in the case. He also said that the blackbuck died of natural causes.

"Only the first forensic report of Dr Nepalia saying that the animal died of "natural causes" was true and the rest of the evidence is false," Salman said.

Khan allegedly went on a hunting expedition during the shooting of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' and killed two black bucks in Kankani village. He was accompanied by co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu.

The chief judicial magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit asked Khan, "You were seen by two people who said they saw you shoot the blackbuck".

He also asked him about the truthfulness of whether his gun was without a licence. But Salman Khan answered the questions in negative.

When informed that the jeep was found with blood stains and hair of the blackbucks, Khan again refuted the allegations.

When asked 'who was driving the jeep, he replied: "I do not know, I was not there. This case is a cooked-up case." He also responded negatively when asked whether he even went for shooting at night?

A case was lodged against Khan after protests by the local Bishnoi community against the killing of the blackbuck. The questions asked to the 51-year-old superstar were a summary of the prosecution case against him and the evidence produced so far in the court.

Khan has accused the forest department of the State trying to frame him in the case to 'gain publicity'.

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