Blackbuck poaching case: Salman will need Jodhpur court’s permission to travel abroad

Salman Khan

New Delhi, Aug 4: A Jodhpur court on Saturday directed Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to seek its permission every time he travels abroad. 

Salman was released on bail in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case with a condition that he would need the court’s permission for his travels outside the country, had requested that he be exempted from the order. His request, however, has been rejected by the Jodhpur court today and ordered the actor to seek its permission for every foreign trip.

Salman Khan’s lawyers had moved an application in the court of District and Sessions Judge Chandra Kumar Songara, seeking an exemption from court’s permission to travel abroad.

Contradicting the court’s orders, Salman’s counsel Mahesh Bora said that Salman is an actor and his profession requires him to travel abroad more than often. He further made his point by citing the interests of other stakeholders who invest their money. Bora further mentioned that even before, Salman was allowed to travel overseas while he was on a bail or on a suspended sentence. Bora even mentioned that in the two other cases of poaching Chinkaras, the Rajasthan high court has already acquitted Salman; reported Times Now.

The blackbuck poaching case, which dates back to 1998, during the filming of Hum Saath-Saath Hain, found Salman guilty of killing two blackbucks in the region and he was awarded a five-year jail sentence. Co-actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre were acquitted.

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