BY ANUJ RADIA
Saif Ali Khan has received a notice from the Interpol with regards to the Wild Boar hunting case. Acting on Interpol’s notice, the Mumbai Police have reportedly recorded Saif’s statement. The Bulgarian government had directed the Interpol for Saif Ali Khan’s statement to be recorded in the matter.
Khan’s agent has been booked by the Bulgarian police in the wild boar hunting case. Saif Ali Khan’s statement was recorded as a witness, earlier this month.
As per a report in Times of India, an agent had organized a wild boar hunting for Saif Ali Khan without permission and licences. According to the rules of hunting in the country, foreigners are required to produce a hunting license from their own country or pass a test in Bulgaria to get a license.
“The actor is a witness in a hunting case probed by the Bulgarian police. After the communication from the 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,” a source informed The Indian Express.
“The agent has been booked for organising a hunt… without the requisite permits and licence. The Interpol has sought details on the case from the actor,” added the source.
However, In India, it is not possible to get a hunting licence as the practice is banned under the Wildlife Protection Act.
A senior official told a leading Indian newspaper that a notice has been forwarded to the actor but his statement has not been recorded yet. “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,” the source said.
Further updates to follow.