Salman Khan Blackbuck Poaching Case: Court Rejects Prosecution’s Plea, Final Arguments To Begin From July 6


Problems have not ended for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as the sword of black buck case is still hanging on his head. 

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan had last appeared in the court on January 27 for the recording of his statements in Kankani black buck poaching case. Now after back-to-back hearings, the final arguments in the case will take place from July 6. Earlier, the arguments were supposed to begin from March 1. However, prosecution applied for an application seeking documents pertaining the investigation against veterinarian NP Nepalia, who had conducted the postmortem on the black bucks. The hearing was called off due to the same reason.

Yesterday, the trial court rejected the application applied by the prosecution, thereby giving way for the final arguments in the case to begin from July 6.

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According to reports, defence counsel HM Saraswat had said that the documents by the prosecution were already on record and that it was a tactic to delay the hearing.

Besides Mr Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam are the co-accused in the case. All the other stars have recorded their statements earlier and have been reportedly proved non-guilty.

On the other hand, in Janaury Salman Khan walked as a free man after he was acquitted in the Arms Act case that was filed against him in 1998. In the 102-page judgment, CJM Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit ruled that the prosecution failed to prove charges framed against the actor under sections 3/25 and 3/27 of the Indian Arms Act.

But that’s not an end to the case. The state government has challenged the acquittal of Salman Khan. The hearing of the same by the trial court in presence of the actor in a case against him under Arms Act will also begin in the district and sessions court on July 6.