Actor Salman Khan reaches Jodhpur court, says he is innocent in Arms Act case

351588-salman-700newNEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan recorded his statement in the Jodhpur sessions court, in the Arms Act case—an offshoot of the 1998 black buck poaching case. The actor is charged with alleged illegal poaching of two black bucks while shooting for his film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in the city.
It has been reported that defence lawyer has sought the permission to present some more witnesses in relation to the case.Salman has pleaded innocent, as per reports and next date for hearing has been decided as May 4, 2015.
Reports suggest that Salman was accompanied by his younger sister Arpita and her husband Aayush to the court.Meanwhile, on Monday the sessions court had called for the record of the subordinate court in relation to the illegal possession and use of arms by Salman Khan on the Bollywood actor`s revision plea.
District and Sessions Judge, Jodhpur, Manoj Kumar Vyas, while admitting the revision petition moved by Salman for hearing, ordered summons of the record from the court of chief judicial magistrate and posted the matter on May 1 for detailed hearing.

The 49-year-old actor had earlier sought exemption from appearing in Jodhpur court on April 23, citing health reasons. Therefore today’s date was decided for recording the actor’s statement in court.

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