Jodhpur Court has acquitted Salman Khan in the case of submitting fake affidavit in connection with the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The court stated that the actor claimed that he had lost the license documents of his weapons though the license had been sent for renewal.
Hastimal Saraswat, the actor’s lawyer told reporters that Salman’s intention was not to submit a false affidavit or provide frivolous information on his license.
Hence it was not expedient in the interest of justice to proceed against Salman Khan as it is a bonafide mistake of his client. He further added that the licence was submitted to the Police Commissioner in Mumbai and Deputy Commissioner of Police has made the statement in the court about the same.
Salman was convicted on April 5, 2018 and sentenced to five years imprisonment after being found guilty of killing two blackbucks in Jodhpur during the shooting of his 1998 movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’. However, the court later granted bail to the actor after he spent two nights at the Jodhpur Central jail. Salman’s co-stars Saif, Sonali, Neelam, Tabu and Dushyant Singh were acquitted due to lack of evidence.
Last month, Rajasthan High Court issued another notice to all the actors involved, on a plea filed by the government against their acquittal by a Chief Judicial Magistrate or district court in the blackbuck poaching case.