However, Hastimal Saraswat, Salman's lawyer, informed the court that the actor could not turn up following his pre-scheduled shooting plans. The court hearing has been adjourned till Mar 23.
The lawyer was quoted as saying, "We moved an application in the court today seeking his exemption from appearing in the court on the ground that he was busy in shooting."
Salman has been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act while others under Section 52 of the Act and Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the IPC.
The Chief Judicial Magistrate's court had to read out the revised charges to Khan and co-accused Saif Ali Khan, Tabbu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and two others in connection with the hunting of protected blackbuck at Kankani village in Jodhpur during shooting of film Hum Saath Saath Hain.
Recently, Salman had received a legal jolt with a Mumbai court's decision over 2002 hit and run case. The court said that the actor should be tried for a more serious charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and not death by negligence. According to sources, Salman may move Bombay High Court challenging the latest rule of the Mumbai court.
A maximum jail sentence of 10 years are given to the culprit who is tried under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The 47-year-old actor currently is facing charges under section 304(A) which attracts a maximum imprisonment for two years.
(With PTI inputs)