The Jodhpur Court has directed Salman Khan to be present for the next court hearing in the blackbuck poaching case; else his bail would be rejected. The next date of hearing is on September 27. Salman was sentenced to 5-years imprisonment in 2018 for killing a blackbuck-an endangered species in Kankani near Jodhpur in 1998 when he was in the state for the shoot of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain.
The hunting of blackbucks is prohibited under the Wildlife Protection Act. After Salman was sentenced to five years in jail he got a bail on a bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of the amount. In February this year, the hearing was postponed to April 3 and later adjourned till July 4. However, now according to an update as Salman did not attend the hearing today, he has been warned that his bail might get rejected.
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Salman’s non-appearance in the court did not go well with Judge Chandrakumar Sonagra who expressed his displeasure at the actor’s absence. However, Salman’s counsel Hastimal Saraswat has filed an application to inform the court that Salman will not be able to attend the court proceedings. Last month, Salman was acquitted by a sessions court on the charges of submitting a fake affidavit in the same case. According to reports, the affidavit stated that he had lost the license documents of his weapons while they were sent for renewal. Salman’s counsel had argued that the actor’s intention wasn’t to submit a false affidavit.