What comes to your mind when we say Black Buck Poaching case? Definitely, Salman Khan, isn’t it? But it is not about him and not even about his father. It is a bizarre tale of blackbuck poaching in which a famous father-son duo has involved.
We are talking about Tiger Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Saif Ali Khan. Did you know? In October 2005, Pataudi was arrested in October 2005 over poaching of a blackbuck and two hares. He was subsequently released on bail. The case went on for 9 years, and in January 2015, six people were convicted. Mr. Pataudi had passed away in August 2011 and was thus not part of the accused anymore.
It is to be noted that his son, Saif Ali Khan Pataudi was also arrested in 1999 over poaching blackbucks along with Salman Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari.
The incident happened eight years after Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan saw cases being slapped against them for hunting blackbucks. Pataudi had gone on a hunting expedition in the forests of Haryana’s Jhajjar district in 2005.