Black buck poaching case: Jodhpur court acquits Salman Khan for submitting fake affidavit

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

Jodhpur, June 16 : A court in Jodhpur in Rajasthan has acquitted Bollywood megastar Salman Khan for submitting fake affidavit that he lost the license documents of his weapons, in the black buck poaching case.

Though the license were sent for renewal. Salman’s counsel argued his intention wasn’t to submit false affidavit

Salman’s lawyer Hastimal Sarswat said, “Hence it is not expedient in the interest of justice to proceed against Salman as it is a bonafide mistake of his client. Licence was submitted to the Police Commissioner in Mumbai, and Deputy Commissioner of Police has made the statement in the court also.”

In 2017, the actor was convicted by a local court in Jodhpur of killing an antelope during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998.

However, the local court in Jodhpur acquitted Salman’s other costars namely Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu. Aa case under sections 3/25 and 3/27 of the Arms Act was filed against Khan for allegedly keeping and using the fire arms with expired licence in the alleged poaching of black bucks in Kankani near Jodhpur.

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