The high court in May last year directed the trial court, which had examined all the 16 prosecution evidences, to resume hearing after rejecting the prosecution’s plea for a revision in the charges.
Arguments over the evidence of investigating officer Ashok Patni, a retired IPS officer, were completed on Wednesday before the chief judicial magistrate (Jodhpur district) Chandra Kala Jain.
The court had granted Salman relaxation from personal appearance till now, but he has now been called under section 313 of CRPC under which a court can examine an accused at any stage of the trial. MORE ON THE CASEBlack buck case: Supreme Court gives Salman Khan reliefBollywood star Salman Khan will not face trial in the 1998 blackbuck hunting case in Rajasthan on charges of rioting but under the Wildlife Protection Act, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. An apex court bench headed by Justice P Sathasivam declined to accept the Rajasthan government's plea that film star Salman Khan and four others should also be tried for rioting under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code. CONTINUE READING HC finalises charges against Salman in black buck killing caseThe Rajasthan high court on Tuesday revised the charges against actor Salman Khan and his colleagues in the 14-year-old black buck killing case, paving the way for start of trial in the case. Disposing of a state government plea against a sessions court order dropping some of the charges against the accused, the high court has held that Khan will be charged under Section 51 of Wildlife Act and Section 149 of IPC (Unlawful assembly), said Hastimal Saraswat, counsel for Salman Khan. READ ON