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Salman to examine brother in blackbuck case

Actor Salman Khan is considering to examine his brother Sohail Khan as defence witness in the blackbuck poaching case.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2006 14:00 IST

Actor Salman Khan is considering to examine his brother Sohail Khan as defence witness in the blackbuck poaching case in which he is being tried in a Jodhpur court, his lawyer Dipesh Mehta said on Sunday.

"We have decided to examine defence witnesses and Salman's brother Sohail could be one of them," the actor's lawyer said.

"The next date for the hearing in the case is January 24 and on that day we shall give a list of defence witnesses we propose to examine," Mehta said.

On the last occasion, Salman has given a statement in the court under section 313 of CR.PC in which he claimed that he was innocent.

Earlier, the actor broke down in the court and had pleaded before the trial judge to expedite the trial.

"You better hang me if I am found guilty," said the actor and added that he was fed up with the slow pace of trials and was prepared to face any punishment given to him.

A case was registered against Salman when he was shooting for the Rajshri Productions' film Hum Saath Saath Hain in Jodhpur as he was found poaching protected wild animals during his leisure time during the last week of September and the first week of October in 1998.

First Published: Jan 15, 2006 14:00 IST