I never misled the court: Salman
The court had framed charges against the actor for illegal possession of weapons on October 1 and 2, 1998.india Updated: Aug 02, 2006 13:46 IST
Bollywood star Salman Khan has informed a local court that he has not mislead it regarding the statement he made about the license of his weapon in connection with poaching cases against him.
In a reply filed in the Judicial Magistrate court through his counsel, Salman has said the information given bonafidely cannot be taken as malafide in the absence of any ulterior motive.
Judicial Magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit has on June 26 issued a show-cause notice to Salman for allegedly misleading it while making a statement on oath regarding the license of his weapon.
The directive came after the prosecution told the court that Salman had earlier stated before it that his firearms license was "misplaced" whereas it was lying with the Mumbai police.
The court had framed charges against the actor for illegal possession of weapons on October 1 and 2, 1998 but the prosecution has urged that Salman must be charged for possessing illegal weapons also from August 28 to September 3, 1998.
The court earlier this year convicted and sentenced Salman in two cases relating to hunting black bucks and chinkaras (species of gazelle) in Bhavad village and Ghoda farms in Jodhpur district in September-October 1998.
A case in connection with the killing of two black bucks in Kankani village of the district on the night of October 1, 1998 is pending against the actor.