Blow for Salman Khan! Supreme Court quashes Raj HC relief for actor in blackbuck poaching case

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New Delhi, Jan 14:In a fresh blow to Bollywood star Salman Khan, the Supreme Court on Wednesday has set aside Rajasthan HC order staying the actor's conviction by a trial court in blackbuck poaching case.

Salman Khan can't travel abroad: SC
Salman Khan's plea seeking suspension of his conviction in the blackbuck hunting case in Rajasthan so that he could get a visa was approved by the Rajasthan HC following which the state government reached the Apex Court.

SC has told Salman Khan that he can approach Rajasthan HC and seek relief if he really needs to travel abroad.

Apex Court has asked High Court to consider afresh Salman Khan 's plea on staying the conviction.

Earlier in Sept last year, the Apex Court had brushed Khan's plea seeking suspension of his conviction so that he could get a visa for travelling to London - a condition set by the British authorities.

Wondering if a conviction was ever suspended, a bench of Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya and Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant had then asked in how many cases the conviction was stayed in appeal against the trial court order.

Salman's counsel told the court that the Apex Court had stayed the conviction of former cricketer and BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu but the court did not accept the argument.

As counsel for Salman Khan told the court that Bollywood star moved the application for suspension of his conviction by the Apex Court as it was requirement for getting a British visa, the court observed they "don't want to know what" Britain wanted and the "parameters of law are same for everybody".

"You get acquitted and then go abroad," the court told the actor.

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