It’s D-Day for actor Salman Khan. A Jodhpur court will on Wednesday pronounce its verdict in the Arms Act case against the actor. Out of the four cases filed against him, the Rajasthan High Court has acquitted him in two cases of poaching of chinkara. His trial in the third case of alleged poaching of two blackbucks is also currently in court.
A case under sections 3/25 and 3/27 of the Arms Act has also been filed against Khan for allegedly keeping and using the firearms with expired licence in the poaching of blackbucks in Kankani near Jodhpur on October 1-2, 1998.
He along with his sister Alveera are in Jodhpur for the hearing. He will appear in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate on Wednesday. The arguments in the case were completed on January 9, after which the judgement was reserved for January 18 directing the actor to be present in the court.
When Khan last appeared in the court on March 10, 2016 to record his statements, he had pleaded innocence and had stated that he had been framed in the case by the forest department.
The case pertains to the incident that took place in 1998 when the actor was in Jodhpur to shoot Hindi movie Hum Saath Saath Hain. Khan has already served time in the Jodhpur jail twice – in April 2006 and August 2007.