Jodhpur : Salman Khan’s tryst with Jodhpur is never ending. Eighteen long years but Salman continues to do the rounds of the courts. This time for the Arms Act case in which he was accused of possessing and using unlicensed weapons. He was acquitted in this case this year in January.
Salman furnished a bail bond of Rs 20,000 with the additional district and session court on Friday (Aug 4), which on April 21 ordered him to appear for personal verification.
Chief judicial magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit had acquitted the 51-year-old actor on January 18, saying the prosecution had failed to prove the charges against him.
The state government has appealed to the district and session court against Salman’s acquittal in March. Khan’s counsel Hastimal Saraswat said Salman presented the bail bond after the appeal.
The next date of hearing in the case has been fixed for October 5.
The police filed the poaching and unlicenced arms case against the actor in October 1998 for possessing and using unlicensed .22 rifle and .32 US-made revolver and using them for allegedly killing two black bucks in Jodhpur’s Kankani village earlier that year. He was shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s movie Hum Saath Saath Hain.
The Rajasthan High Court in July last year had acquitted him in the case pertaining to the poaching of two chinkaras. The blackbuck case is in the final stages of the trial.