Saif gets notice on Bulgaria boar hunt

The Mumbai crime branch has forwarded to actor Saif Ali Khan a notice it received from the Interpol on behalf of the Bulgarian government, which has sought Khan’s statement in a wild boar hunting case.A senior Mumbai crime branch officer said, “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 Bulgarian police have booked an agent who organised a wild boar hunting tour for Khan 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 is banned under the Wildlife Protection Act (1972). The only exception is culling of animals designated as vermin or rogue (mainly elephants), but that too is regulated and supervised by the forest department.


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