Bhuj CJM issues bailable warrant against Aamir Khan

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Bhuj, Mar 28 (UNI) A local court here has issued a bailable warrant against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and four others in the ''chinkara filming case'' filed by the Gujarat Forest Department.

Bhuj Chief Judicial Magistrate S B Patel has also issued warrants against film ''Lagan'' director Ashutosh Gowarikar, Aamir's erstwhile wife Reena Dutt and two other unit members of the film.

The court has ordered Aamir and others to appear before it on April 15.

According to the complainant, during the shooting of ''Lagan'' in Kunaria village in Bhuj, they had filmed a scene on ''chinkara'' which is against the Wildlife Conservation Act.

After an NGO complained to the authorities about the ''chinkara'' featuring in the film, the forest department had issued several notices over the last five years to the actor and others to explain their position.

The Gujarat Forest Department had sent numerous notices to the actor, producer and others but failed to get any reply. The department then approched the CJM court to issue arrest warrants against them under the Wildlife Conservation Act.

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