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Blackbuck case: Salman Khan claims innocence in court, says he's being falsely framed

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has claimed innocence in a 1998 case linked to poaching of two blackbucks in Rajasthan. The actor rejected all allegations levelled against him during hearing in a Jodhpur court today.

A total of 65 questions were put before Salman, who said that he was being falsely framed by the forest department.

"I do not know, I was not there. This case is a cooked-up case," replied Salman when asked who was driving the jeep. The actor said that the forest department tried to frame him in the case to gain publicity.

Salman is an accused in the case along with his Hum Saath Saath Hain co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre.

Salman Khan is accused of killing two blackbucks in Jodhpur's Kankani area. Actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre were said to be with him at the time of the alleged killings of the protected animal on September 26, 1998.

The starcast was shooting for the film Hum Saath Saath Hain in Jodhpur at that time. Salman has already been acquitted in the Arms Act case and two separate cases of chinkara killings.