Verdict on Salman Khan Arms Act case likely today
Bollywood Hero Salman Khan illegal Arms Case: Final Verdict on 3rd March
Salman Khan Arms Act case verdict to be announced today
A court in Jodhpur will today pronounce its judgment in a case of possession and use of illegal arms by Bollywood actor Salman Khan. “The case relates to both possession and use of illegal arms and the chief judicial magistrate’s court has kept Feb 25 for judgment,” public prosecutor N.K. Sankhla of the court in Jodhpur, 330 km from Rajasthan capital Jaipur, told IANS earlier. The Arms Act case against Salman is an offshoot of the Blackbuck poaching incident 16 years ago near Jodhpur. Salman was in the area to shoot for Barjatya’s “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” in 1998.
Salman Khan is likely to be present in court during pronouncement of the judgment. He and a few other Bollywood stars were accused of poaching blackbucks on the midnight of Oct 1-2, 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain”. Two blackbucks, a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, were killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur. The star was also accused of carrying and using illegal arms. He is also alleged to have been carrying arms with expired license.
A police complaint was filed against Salman Khan on charges of being involved in hunting of the protected blackbucks.
The 49-year-old actor is currently busy with Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’. His other film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ being directed by ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ filmmaker Kabir Khan has wrapped up shooting and is currently in post-production stage for a mid-year release.