Salman Khan Arms Act Case: Actor Appears At Jodhpur Court


Earlier we had reported that district session court judge Manoj Kumar Vyas had admitted the revision petition moved by Salman Khan and had ordered summons of the record from the court of chief judicial magistrate. The date of hearing was then set at May 1.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan who was summoned at the Jodhpur court was spotted reaching the court with trusted bodyguard Shera and sister Alvira today on May 29 around 9.50 am. The actor was called into the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Jodhpur to record his statement relating to the Arms Act.

According to the statement given by one of the police officials present at the court, the actor was welcomed by a swarm of fans waiting to catch a glimpse and police was posted outside the court to control the fans that had come in large numbers causing chaos. Salman Khan was earlier supposed to be present at the court on April 23 to make his statement, but had skipped the hearing to due severe ear infection.

The actor has been accused of hunting and killing the endangered deer while shooting his film Hum Saath Saath Hain in Rajasthan in 1998. His co-stars, Saif Ali KhanTabuSonali Bendre andNeelam, have been charged with inciting the actor to hunt. Salman has already spent time in the Jodhpur jail in connection to the case, once in 1998 and the second time around in 2007. Fresh charges in the poaching case were framed against him in March 2012. This was after the first ruling from the Rajasthan High Court and then the Supreme Court that Section 148 of the Arms Act, or rioting with deadly weapons, could not be applied to him.