Bollywood superstars Salman Khan Black deer poaching and the Arms Act case have been implicated for a long time.
Salman could not appear in the Jodhpur court during the hearing in this case today. In such a situation, his lawyers also apologized for his absence.
Now the court of District and Sessions District Judge Raghavendra Kachwal ordered Salman to appear in the court on January 16, fixing the date of next hearing.
Corona cited for Salman’s absence
Salman’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat told the court that Salman could not appear in the court due to the continuously spreading corona virus. The lawyer said that in such an environment, Salman’s arrival in court will not be full of danger.
Due to the epidemic, he had also submitted an application for exemption from Salman’s appearance in the court today, which has been accepted.
Salman’s arrival in court is dangerous in current conditions – lawyer
Salman’s lawyer wrote in the application that the defendant lives in Mumbai and the effect of the corona virus is quite high in Mumbai and Jodhpur. In such a situation, it may prove dangerous for the defendant to come to court. That is why the defendant should be exempted from hearing.
The case has been going on since 1998
Salman has a case of hunting of two black deer in Kankani village of Jodhpur during the shooting of 1998 film Hum Saath Saath Hain. On which hearing is going on till date.
In this case, Salman was sentenced to five years in prison in 2018. While his co-accused Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were acquitted.
At that time, Salman spent three days in Jodhpur jail. After this he got bail.
Salman Khan also challenged in the High Court
On the other hand, Salman Khan was acquitted in the Arms Act. However, later on pressure from the Bishnoi society, the state government once again challenged the court order to acquit Salman.
In this case too, the actor was sentenced to five years in prison. But after this, Salman also challenged in the High Court.
Now these two cases were to be heard in Jodhpur court today.