Salman Khan's illegal arms case: Hearing deferred till March 3

Jaipur, Feb 25 : A court in Jodhpur on Wednesday deferred its judgment in a case of possession and use of illegal arms by Bollywood actor Salman Khan till March 3.

"The case relates to both possession and use of illegal arms and the chief judicial magistrate's court has kept February 25 for judgment," public prosecutor NK Sankhla of the court in Jodhpur, 330 km from Rajasthan capital Jaipur, told reporters earlier.


Salman Khan and a few other Bollywood stars were accused of poaching blackbucks on the midnight of Oct 1-2, 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie "Hum Saath Saath Hain".

Two blackbucks, a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, were killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur.

The star was also accused of carrying and using illegal arms. He is also alleged to have been carrying arms with expired license.

A police complaint was filed against Salman Khan on charges of being involved in hunting of the protected blackbucks.


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