Chinkara Poaching Case: Jodhpur court adjourns hearing till July 22


Jodhpur, July 6: Superstar Salman Khan tryst with court cases seem to be an ongoing thing, at least for now. The actor was supposed to appear before the Jodhpur Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in connection with the blackbuck poaching case.

However, the court has adjourned the matter till next hearing which is on July 22, 2017 as per ANI. Earlier on June 14, the case was adjourned until July 6. A Jodhpur court rejected prosecution’s plea to summon the doctor who performed the post-mortem on the animal.

Salman was acquitted by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate on January 18, 2017 under Arms Act case. He had filed a bail bond in a higher court, the District and Sessions judge, in the case.

Salman and a few other Bollywood actors were accused of poaching blackbucks on the night of October 1, 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie “Hum Saath-Saath Hain”. The “Dabangg” star was also accused of carrying and using illegal arms, after which a case under the Arms Act was registered against him.

However, he was granted bail earlier after signing a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and was asked to present the bail related document documents.

“Khan had to come for verification of bail bonds before the appellate court as it is a legal procedure,” said Jitendar Singh Khichi, a lawyer practicing in the criminal side at the High Court.

“Salman Khan was granted bail by signing a personal bond worth Rs. 20,000. But, since the then judge has retired, he will have to present the documents related to the bail before the bench headed by Dr. Surya Prakash,” Advocate Mahipal Singh Bishnoi was quoted as saying by ANI.

The arguments were to begin on March 1 but an application by the prosecution seeking documents pertaining to the investigation against veterinarian N P Nepalia, who had conducted postmortem on the black bucks, put off the hearing.

The application was finally rejected by a trail court on Thursday, thereby paving the way for the final arguments in the case to begin from from July 6.

Defence counsel H M Saraswat, while arguing in the court, had said that the documents sought by the prosecution were already there on record and termed the move as a delay tactic.

Arguments on the application had already been completed by the counsels of all the accused and prosecution in the trail court on May 30 and the order had been kept reserved by magistrate Devkumar Khatri.

On the other hand, hearing on the petition of the state government challenging the acquittal of Khan by the trial court in presence of the actor in a case against him under Arms Act will also begin in the district and sessions court from July 6.

During the previous hearing, the court had directed Khan to appear in the court on July 6.

Before this, Khan had appeared in the court on January 27 for recording of his statements in Kankani black buck poaching case.

WeForNews Bureau


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