Saif Ali Khan's father and former cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was also accused of killing blackbuck by the police a few years ago. Pataudi had gone on a hunting expedition in the forests of Haryana's Jhajjar district in 2005 on June 5 - the World Environment Day.
They were formally charged when Pataudi and six of the hunting party were intercepted by the station house officer of Jhajjar. The police recovered the carcasses of a female blackbuck and rabbits from two of their vehicles. The police also recovered a 22-bore rifle that was supposedly used for hunting. The rifle was registered in the name of Pataudi's daughter and Saif Ali Khan's sister Soha Ali Khan.
Later in 2009, Gurgaon's district magistrate had cancelled Soha Ali Khan's arms licence for violating the rules. A special environment court in Faridabad pronounced its verdict nine years later in January 2015. Six persons of Pataudi's hunting party were convicted and sentenced to three years in jail in the poaching case. The environment court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on the convicts.
During the trial Pataudi senior died in 2011, following which his name was removed from the list of accused.