Mumbai Crime Branch records Saif Ali Khan’s statement after Interpol’s notice against actor

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It seems there’s no end to trouble for actor Saif Ali Khan, who was recently acquitted in the black buck poaching case in Rajasthan even as the court found Salman Khan guilty of the crime.

Saif Ali Khan

Saif has now received a notice from the Interpol on behalf of the Bulgarian government, which has sought his statement in a wild boar hunting case. “We got some documents from the Interpol through the CBI, which is India’s nodal agency for the Interpol. We have forwarded the documents to the actor. We have not recorded his statement,” Times of India quoted a senior officer from Mumbai crime branch as saying.

According to media reports, the Bulgarian police had booked an agent who allegedly organised a wild boar hunting tour for Saif without permission and licences. Bulgaria is a top destination for game hunting, but as per rules a foreigner must produce a hunting licence from his own country or appear for a test in Bulgaria to get a licence there.

In India, it is not possible to get a hunting licence as the practice itself is banned under the Wildlife Protection Act.

“The actor is a witness in a hunting case probed by the Bulgarian police. After the communication from Interpol was received, the crime branch, Bandra unit, was asked to record the actor’s statement. A team of the Mumbai Crime Branch sleuths from the unit visited the actor’s suburban residence and recorded his statement,” Indian Express quoted a source as saying. It’s also not clear if the Mumbai Crime Branch has forwarded Saif’s statements to the CBI, India’s designated agency for the Interpol.

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