Blackbuck Poaching Case: Jodhpur District and Session Court gives relief to Salman Khan in the false affidavit case, quashes state government’s plea


Salman Khan gets relief from Jodhpur District and Session Court in Rajasthan in the blackbuck poaching case. The court dismissed the plea of the State Government in which they had alleged that the actor has presented a false affidavit in connection with the Arms Act. Earlier, the government’s plea was dismissed by the lower court.

Salman appeared before the Jodhpur session court for the hearing of his appeal against conviction in the blackbuck poaching case through video conferencing. His lawyer Hastimal Saraswat told the court that the affidavit was mistakenly submitted to the court on August 8, 2003, for which the actor should be forgiven. During the hearing, Saraswat said, "The affidavit was mistakenly given on August 8, 2003, as Salman had forgotten that his licence was given for renewal because he was too busy. Therefore, he mentioned that the licence had gone missing in the court."

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Salman was arrested in 1998 for hunting two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur. At that time, a case under Arms Act was registered against him and the court had asked him to submit his arms license. Salman gave an affidavit in the court in 2003, saying that he had lost the license. He also lodged an FIR at the Bandra police station in Mumbai in this connection.

However, the court later came to know that Salman's arm licence was not lost, but had been submitted for renewal. Public prosecutor Bhavani Singh Bhati had then demanded that a case of misleading the court should be filed against the actor. However, that plea was rejected today.

(Source: Twitter/IANS)