A court in Jodhpur will rule on May 14 on Bollywood star Salman Khan’s petition to be allowed to introduce six fresh witnesses in a case registered against him under the Arms Act over the shooting of some endangered animals in 1998.
District and sessions court judge Manoj Vyas reserved his order on Monday and set the next hearing for May 14 after hearing the arguments of the defence and prosecution lawyers.
Khan filed the revision petition in the district and sessions court to challenge the chief judicial magistrate’s decision to dismiss his plea to summon the six witnesses.
The star’s counsel, Hastimal Sarswat, said Khan had sought the summoning of the witnesses because the prosecution had been allowed to introduce four new witnesses.
Judge Vyas also sought the records of Khan’s case from the chief judicial magistrate’s court.
Khan has been accused of hunting blackbuck while shooting for the film “Hum Saath Saath Hain” near Kankani in 1998. The forest department also filed a separate case under the Arms Act, accusing Khan of not renewing the licences of a revolver and a rifle he possessed.
Several members of the cast of “Hum Saath Saath Hain” were accused of shooting three chinkaras and a blackbuck at Kankani, near Jodhpur, on October 1, 1998.