Salman Khan tense, court completes another crucial task in Black Buck poaching case

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Jodhpur, Jan 7: Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is currently busy in shooting for his upcoming film Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Rajasthan, might be tense now. While the actor is shooting in Jaipur, a court in Jodhpur on Tuesday, Jan 6 completed a crucial task in connection with Black Buck poaching case involving the Bollywood actor.

A local court in Jodhpur recorded the evidence of another prosecution witness in the case in which Salman Khan is accused of hurting and killing a black buck in 1998 during the shooting of the Hindi movie -- Hum Sath Sath Hain. Bollywood actresses -- Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam too are the other accused in the case.

Salman Khan

The then Forest Assistant Shiv Charan Bohra appeared in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (rural) whose statements were recorded by the court.

According to Public Prosecutor N K Sankhla, Bohra gave an account of the legal proceedings undertaken following the registration of the case against Khan and others for alleged poaching of the two Black Bucks in Kankani village on the intervening night of Oct 1-2, 1998.

"I was associated with the entire paper work and investigation as well and had gone to Hyderabad with my senior officer with the viscera for laboratory test," said Bohra.

Before Vohra, Sheraram and Mangilal have deposed before the court. They were among the eye-witnesses, who claimed to have chased Khan and others while hearing gun shots on their motorcycle.

Of these, Sheraram has identified the three actresses Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam in the court. On the other hand, the arguments on the revision petition filed by Khan in the District and Sessions court, in another case against Khan under the Arms Act, pertaining to the expiry of the license of his arms, were completed today.

Salman Khan's counsel had sought permission to summon the then DCP and DM of Mumbai in relation to the a notice served on the actor pertaining to his arms license. But the lower court had rejected the application.

"After that we moved a revision petition in the District & Sessions court, on which the arguments took place on Tuesday," said Hasti Mal Saraswat, Khan's counsel. The court has listed the matter for order on 14 January, he said.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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