Salman Khan appears before Jodhpur court
The court is hearing the Bollywood actor's appeal against conviction in the blackbuck poaching case, reports KS Tomar.Updated: Aug 06, 2007 18:22 IST
Bollywood star, Salman Khan on Monday appeared before Jodhpur court in connection with a appeal filed by him against five years’ conviction in a blackbuck poaching case.
Salman arrived in the city on Sunday and presented himself before the District and Sessions Judge A.R.Singhvi who is hearing his appeal.
The judge had taken serious note of his failure to appear before the court several times in the past hence directed him to make personal appearance this time.
Bollywood star also presented himself before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate where he is facing another poaching case under the Arms Act.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Brijendra Kumar Jain had convicted Khan for five years imprisonment in a poaching case on April 10 last year.
The court had also imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000 on him.
Salman had filed the appeal against the verdict and pleaded for the leniency.
The case relates to the poaching of blackbucks at Ujiyala Bhakhar near Ghoda Farm on September 28, 1998.
Chinkara is a protected animal under the Wild Life Protection Act.
Salman has also been sentenced to one-year imprisonment in another poaching case of Bhawad and filed an appeal against this decision also.
The Rajasthan government has filed an appeal for the enhancement of the sentence of salman which is pending before the Rajasthan High Court.
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam are co-accused in the poaching case in Kankani.
First Published: Aug 06, 2007 13:47 IST