Bollywood upcoming actress Soha Ali Khan is in trouble for illegally owning a gun. The police is likely to issue show-cause notice to the actress for letting her father former cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Tiger Pataudi) use the gun issued in her name to kill endangered blackbucks.
A gun licensed in the name of Soha Ali Khan was found amongst the firearms seized from Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's Delhi residence in 2005. Mansoor allegedly used the gun to kill endangered blackbucks at Jhajjar along with seven others more than two years ago.
A case has been booked against Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, for allegedly poaching wild animals including the endangered species blackbucks, for which he had served three days in jail before getting bail. If found guilty, he is likely to be punished with three years imprisonment and a fine.
The police also wants to know how she got the gun license in 1996. She was only 18 years then while the minimum age to get a gun license is 21 years. The license was subsequently renewed but nowhere her age was mentioned and the original file is also missing. Another show-cause is likely to be issued to the actress for concealing the fact that her gun was used by an unauthorised person. She has been given two weeks time to explain to the authroties.
Soha Ali Khan's brother Saif Ali Khan was also charged for hunting blackbucks in Kankani along with Salman Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam during the shooting of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain.