[tps_footer]‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor Salman Khan has been summoned to a Jodhpur court to record his statement in relation to black buck case that took place in 1998 today. This is after the court had dismissed an application from Salman’s counsel last to re-examine the then collector Rajat Mishra. The Being Human star left from Mumbai in the early hours of Thursday to reach Jodhpur on time.
For the 17-year-old trial in an Arms Act case against him, the district and session trial court is hearing a case of alleged illegal possession of arms against the actor in connection with blackbuck poaching.
According to reports, the actor has already landed at the Jodhpur airport. Earlier, the court had summoned him for recording his statements. Khan had appeared in the court on April 29 last year in 2015 and pleaded his innocence.
The case under Arms Act was registered after the weapons, allegedly used by him for hunting down two blackbucks in 1998, had their licences expired. While a case against him for poaching a blackbuck near Jodhpur’s Kankani is still underway, the forest department filed a separate case under the Arms Act. This was during the time Salman Khan was shooting for the super hit movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ and in Kankani village, Rajasthan.
The actor, if found guilty and convicted, could be sentenced to jail for maximum seven years. He has already spent time in the Jodhpur jail in April 2006 and again in August 2007.