Salman Khan’s Blackbuck Poaching Case: Jodhpur District and Sessions Court DISMISSES the plea of the Rajasthan government

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On February 9 2021, superstar Salman Khan appeared before the Jodhpur Session court for the hearing linked to the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. Owing to the Covid-19 scare, the hearing took place via video conferencing. The final hearing of the false affidavit case took place today (February 11). According to ANI’s latest report, the 55-year-old actor has got relief in the fake affidavit case.

As per the ANI report, the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court has dismissed the plea of the State(Rajasthan) Government. According to the state government’s plea, it was alleged that Salman Khan had presented a false affidavit in connection with Arms Act.

The state government’s plea was earlier dismissed by the lower court. According to the same report, Salman’s lawyer speaking about the case said, “Jodhpur District and Sessions Court dismissed both the pleas of the State Government, in a detailed order. We had replied in 2006 itself that no false affidavits were presented and such pleas are being furnished only to disturb Salman Khan.”

For the unversed, in 1998 a case was filed against the actor under the Arms Act following which the actor was ordered to submit his arms license. In 2003, Salman filed an affidavit stating that he has lost his license. The actor had also filed an FIR with Mumbai police about his lost license. Later it was reported that the actor’s license was submitted for renewal. And it was then when Public prosecutor Bhavani Singh Bhati had accused the actor of misleading the case.

Back in June 2019, a lower court had dismissed all the allegations that the actor had submitted a false affidavit about his arms license. Following the lower court’s order, the Rajasthan government had filed an appeal against the order in the Jodhpur District and Sessions court.

During the hearing on February 9, as per IANS, Salman’s lawyer had said, “The affidavit was mistakenly given on August 8, 2003, as Salman had forgotten that his licence was given for renewal because he was too busy. Therefore, he mentioned that the licence had gone missing in the court.”

Now that the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court has dismissed the pleas, it has brought a huge relief for the actor.

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