Salman Khan Acquitted in Blackbuck Poaching Case: Fake Affidavit Charges

Salman Khan Acquitted in Blackbuck Poaching Case: Fake Affidavit Charges

Salman Khan has been a frequent visitor at the court for 21 years now – the actor was first charged in three cases related to the Blackbuck poaching case of 1998
Salman Khan Acquitted in Blackbuck Poaching Case: Fake Affidavit Charges
Salman Khan

Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan and Tabu are amongst those accused along side Salman Khan of allegedly shooting two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur during the shoot of Sooraj Barjatya’s film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'. It seems like Salman has finally received some relief. A sessions court in Jodhpur acquitted the actor of charges of submitting a fake affidavit in the same case. Reportedly, the affidavit said Salman had lost the license documents of his weapons while they were sent for renewal.

"Jodhpur Court acquits Salman Khan in the case against him for submitting a fake affidavit in the black buck poaching case that he lost the license documents of his weapons, though the license was sent for renewal. Salman's counsel argued his intention wasn't to submit false affidavit,” said the ANI.

Speaking to Tribune, Salman’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat said: “Hence it is not expedient in the interest of justice to proceed against Salman as it is a bonafide mistake of his client. The licence was submitted to the Police Commissioner in Mumbai, and Deputy Commissioner of Police has made the statement in the court also.”
Saraswat told reporters that "Salman Khan's intention was not to submit a false affidavit or provide frivolous information on his license. Following the hearing, the court dismissed the charges against my client."

Last year, Salman was convicted by a court and awarded a five year imprisonment sentence after being found guilty of killing a couple of blackbucks. He was granted bail after spending two nights at the Jodhpur Central jail. On the work front, the Bajrangi Bhaijan star is revelling in the success of his latest release Bharat opposite Katrina Kaif.

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