Salman Khan acquitted by Jodhpur court in arms case
#Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan or better known as Salman Bhai or Salman Khan acquitted of all charges in the Arms Act case against him in the alleged poaching of two black bucks by the Jodhpur court.
The verdict in the 1998 arms case against the actor was given within minutes by the Chief Judicial Magistrate (Jodhpur district) where the actor arrived with his sister Alvira and his advocates on 17th this month.
About the case:- The case against the film star was registered in October 1998 under the Arms Act for his alleged use and possession of arms with an expired license during the alleged poaching of two black bucks in Kankani village.
He was in possession of 0.22 rifle and 0.32 revolver which had expired licenses and cases were filed under Sections 3/25 and 3/27. The maximum sentence in Section 3/25 is usually three years while Section 3/27 has seven years as the maximum sentence.
Salman Khan Acquitted in Arms Case By Benefit of Doubt
This much evidence was not enough to prove that Salman Khan was guilty, That prompted the magistrate to give Salman the benefit of the doubt. It was also argued by the defence counsel that Salman had been framed by the forest department & was innocent.
The actor’s reaction came out in a tweet from his handle @BeingSalmanKhan where he said: “Thank you for all the support and good wishes.”
Also, there was an outburst of jokes about the actor and the verdict of the court on twitter where the people were not satisfied with the judgment and said that justice was not done by the Jodhpur court as the actor walked out free.
Over the years, Salman Khan has faced multiple cases for allegedly killing two endangered chinkaras and two blackbucks during a location shoot in 1998 for the film “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.
In 2007, he spent a week in jail in Jodhpur before being granted bail.
Salman Khan had been acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases related to the killing of the chinkara deer.That decision, which overturned two jail terms handed to the actor by a lower court, has been challenged in the Supreme Court now.
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On July 15,2016 The Supreme Court today rejected a plea filed by a man, who was injured in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan, challenging the Bollywood star’s acquittal by the Bombay High Court.
For NOW The Defence is expected to challenge the judgment of the jodhpur court by taking the case to higher court.