Salman Khan seeks exemption from appearing in court in Arms Act Case

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New Delhi, April 23: Bollwood actor Salman Khan has reportedly sought exemption from appearing in the court to record his statement in the Arms Act case citing health reasons.

Salman was expected to record his statements in the Arms Act case in connection with the 1998 blackbuck poaching incident.

Arms Act Case: Salman Khan seeks exemption from appearing in court, was likely to record his statement
As per a ZeeNews report, "Recent reports suggest that the actor, who is currently shooting for his next in the valley, is not keeping well. The 49-year-old actor, therefore has sought exemption from appearing at the Jodhpur court on health grounds. "

The actor was directed to appear in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate for recording of his statements in the case.

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Chief Judicial Magistrate Anupama Bijlani asked his counsel to ensure Khan's presence in the court after the examination of four witnesses, associated with the FSL examination of the arms in question, was completed today.

"The examination of the four prosecution witnesses, which had started on April 13 was completed today and now Khan will have to appear in the court on April 23 for recording of his statements," Khan's counsel H M Saraswat said.

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These four witnesses had been allowed to be called by the court on March 3, after it came up in the court that some pending applications moved by the then public prosecutor way back in 2006 were undecided.

The court, which was on the verge of pronouncing the judgment in the case, then refused to proceed in the case and on plea of the prosecution, had allowed to summon and examine these witnesses.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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