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Arms Act case: Salman Khan appears in Jodhpur court, signs bail bond

Salman Khan signed a bail bond and deposited Rs 20,000 in the additional district and session court in Jodhpur. The actor was acquitted on January 18 after the judicial magistrate said the prosecution had failed to prove the charges against him in the arms act case.

india Updated: Aug 04, 2017 18:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
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Salman Khan arrives to appear before a court district judge in connection with an Arms Act case in Jodhpur.(AFP Photo)

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan appeared in a local court in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on Friday in connection with an 18-year-old case in which he was charged with possessing and using unlicensed weapons and was acquitted in January this year.

Khan furnished a bail bond of Rs 20,000 with the additional district and session court, which on April 21 ordered him to appear for personal verification.

Chief judicial magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit acquitted the 51-year-old actor on January 18, saying the prosecution had failed to prove the charges against him. The Rajasthan government appealed to the district and session court against the Tiger actor’s acquittal in March.

Khan’s counsel Hastimal Saraswat said after the appeal of the state government, they presented the bail bond.

The next date of hearing in the case has been fixed for October 5.

The police filed the case against the actor in October 1998 for possessing and using unlicensed .22 rifle and .32 US-made revolver and using them for allegedly poaching two black bucks in Jodhpur’s Kankani village earlier that year. He was shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s Hum Saath Saath Hain.

The Rajasthan high court in July last year acquitted him in the case pertaining to the poaching of two chinkaras. The blackbuck case is in the final stages of the trial.

First Published: Aug 04, 2017 14:57 IST