Salman Khan's Arms Act case: Verdict delayed as 4 more witnesses to be examined

Jodhpur, Mar 3: In the 2002 hit-and-run case, Salman Khan got relief as a sessions court on Tuesday rejected an application filed by the prosecution and said that an accused cannot be forced to produce any document at the fag end of the trial.

But in the another case against the actor under the Arms Act, a local court today ordered examination of four more witnesses attached with the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) on March 10.

Salman Khan's Arms Act case: Verdict delayed as 4 more witnesses to be examined.
Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Jodhpur Anupama Bijlani has given the prosecution the last chance of produce all these witnesses and reports on March 10.

"If the prosecution fails to produce them on that day, the witness (examination) would be closed and the matter would again be set for judgement," said Khan's lawyer H M Saraswat.

"Besides this, the magistrate has also ordered to produce three FSL reports pertaining to the case on the same day along with the relevant documents, if required," Saraswat said.

Confirming this, prosecution counsel N K Sankhla said that these four witnesses allowed by the court to be called are material witnesses and their examination would be important for the case.

This decision of the court of allowing these nine years' old applications partly has further delayed the pronouncement of the judgment, which was scheduled for March 25.

The CJM had earlier refused to pronounce the judgment before deciding these applications. The Arms Act case against Khan is related to the blackbuck poaching incident.

Though the verdict of this case has further been delayed, but the actor got breather in 2002 hit and run case on Tuesday. The Hit and run case has been dragging on for over a decade now.

On September 28, 2002, the actor's car had rammed into a bakery in suburban Bandra and ran over people sleeping on the pavement outside, killing one person and injuring four others.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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