Salman still not fully in clear in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, July 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan may have been acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in the 18-year-old cases of poaching chinkaras, trouble seems not to have ended for him in the state where two more cases still are pending against him.

Both cases are being heard in the court of the chief judicial magistrate in Jodhpur.

Salman and few other Bollywood stars are accused of poaching blackbucks, a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, on the midnight of October 1-2, 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.

Two blackbucks were killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur and a police complaint was filed against Salman on charges of being involved in their hunting.

In other case, he is accused of carrying and using illegal arms, and carrying arms with expired license.

“Examination of witnesses have almost been completed in blackbuck case while re-examination of one of the prosecution witness is likely in to be taken up in first week of August in arms case,” Mahipal Bishnoi, counsel of complainant Poonam Chand Bishnoi, who claims to be an eyewitness, told IANS.

The court of CJM, Jodhpur was supposed to pronounce the judgment in arms case on February 25, 2015, but final decision was deferred after noticing that four applications of the prosecution were undecided since 2006, and were subsequently dealt with.

According to lawyers in Jodhpur, it might take 2-4 months for trial court to give judgement on these cases.



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