Salman Khan, on Tuesday 9 February, apologized for ‘accidentally’ by presenting an incorrect affidavit in the Jodhpur Sessions Court, during his hearing in 1998 in a case related to the poaching of two blackbucks in Jodhpur. The final decision in the case will be pronounced on Thursday.
Salman appeared in Jodhpur Sessions Court through video conferencing to hear his appeal against conviction in the black deer hunting case. His lawyer Hastimal Saraswat told the court that the affidavit was erroneously presented to the court on August 8, 2003, for which the actor should be pardoned.
“During the hearing, Saraswat said,” The affidavit was mistakenly given on August 8, 2003, as Salman forgot that his license was given for renewal because he was too busy. Therefore, he mentioned that the license had disappeared in court. “” –
Salman was arrested in 1998 for hunting two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur. At that time a case was registered against him under the Arms Act and the court asked him to submit an arms license.
Salman gave an affidavit in court in 2003 stating that he had lost the license. He also lodged an FIR in Mumbai’s Bandra Police Station in this regard.
However, the court later finds that Salman’s arm license was not lost, but was presented for renewal.
Public prosecutor Bhavani Singh Bhati then demanded that a case of misleading the court should be registered against the actor.
Salman was convicted by a trial court in 2018 and sentenced to five years in prison for killing two black bucks during the shooting of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain in October 1998. The actor challenged the trial court’s decision in the sessions court. Salman’s fellow actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre, who were present on the spot with him at Kankani, have been acquitted.