Another legal trouble seems to be coming up for Salman Khan, and this time it is pertaining to his Panvel farmhouse. A recent environmental audit conducted at Arpita Farms recently led the Maharashtra forest department to serve a show-cause notice to the star’s family over alleged constructions on the land in Wajapur under their possession. This area was declared as an eco-sensitive zone in 2003 thus restricting constructions on the land. If reports are to be believed, 9 constructions were raised after that on the same property.
According to a TOI report, an offence was registered for violating the Forest Act for cement/concrete construction on Arpita Farms. It is also said that within 11 days after the notice was issued to the Khan family, SS Kapse, the forest officer who issued the notice, was transferred from jurisdiction at Wajapur. On the other hand, the report states that some officials of the forest department confirmed that the constructions were regularised through an order by the Maharashtra government on April 3, 2017. ALSO READ: Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case new update: Jodhpur court postpones the verdict to July 17
Salman’s father Salim Khan maintains that it is just an allegation and the family will speak at the right time, the report concludes. Salman last appeared before the Jodhpur court in May challenging his conviction in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The actor was sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment while the other four suspects in the case namely – Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari were acquitted over benefit of doubt. A new leg of legal proceedings began at the Jodhpur District & Additional sessions court. However, the verdict has been postponed and the next hearing will be held on July 17.
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