Court admits Salman Khan’s revision petition in arms case

Jaipur, April 27 (IANS) A court in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on Monday called for the record of the subordinate court regarding the case relating to illegal possession and use of arms by Salman Khan on the Bollywood actor’s revision plea.

District and Sessions Judge, Jodhpur, Manoj Kumar Vyas, while admitting the revision petition moved by Salman for hearing, ordered summons of the record from the court of chief judicial magistrate and posted the matter on May 1 for detailed hearing.

Salman and a few other Bollywood actors were accused of poaching blackbucks on the midnight of October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of Hindi movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.

Accused of carrying and using illegal arms also as he allegedly had arms with expired licence and a case under Arms Act registered against him thereafter, the actor, through his advocate, moved an application before the CJM’s court in Jodhpur on April 22 demanding re-examination of five witnesses of the case.

It was argued by Salman’s counsel that after three eight-year-old applications of the prosecution were allowed and four witnesses examined a few days back, the scenario of the case has changed. However, this application came to be rejected by CJM on April 23.

Challenging the decision, the actor approached the district and sessions court.

“The district court has admitted our revision petition for hearing and the next date of hearing has been fixed on May 1,” the actor’s advocate Hastimal Sarswat told IANS over phone.

The CJM court on April 23 had asked Salman to remain present before the court on April 29 for recording of his statement.
Satish Reddy

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