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Salman Khan killed blackbuck, says key witness in poaching case
The Chinkara and Blackbuck poaching case, which was recently closed after the verdict by the Rajasthan High Court, which acquitted Salman Khan, has taken a new turn.

The High Court closed the case while saying there is not enough evidence that the 50-year-old star had killed the two Chinkaras. Moreover, the pellets recovered from the Chinkaras were not fired from Khan's licensed gun.

However, after the re-entry of Harish Dulani, the purportedly missing key witness in the case, it seems that a new challenge is ready for the actor.

The poaching case got weakened from the prosecution side, after prosecution's only witness, Harish Dulani, went missing in 2002. The driver, who has reappeared, has claimed that Salman Khan was involved in the killing.

Dulani, the driver of Khan's Maruti Gypsy during his 1998 hunting trip in Jodhpur, was reported to be missing. The driver has clarified that he was not absconding but was only under fear due to threats. He said that he would come forward with the evidence, only if his family is assured of protection.

He said, "I stick to the statement I made before the magistrate 18 years ago that Salman got off the car and shot the deer. I was not absconding but I was scared due to several threats received by me and my father," reported Deccan Chronical.

Dulani said that he went to his relative's place in Jodhpur after threats. "Due to fear I went away to my relatives' place in Jodhpur. We had asked for protection but did not get it. If I had police protection, I could have given a statement. That was what I always intended."

Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria responded to the statement by the key witness and said that he would approach the Supreme Court. "He has never approached us for protection but if he asks in writing we will provide security.....We will explore legal options and approach Supreme Court as well."

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