Salman Khan arms act case Court accepts actor plea to re examine the witnesses on 1st May

A Jodhpur court on Monday has summoned the records of a lower court on the basis of a revision plea filed by actor Salman Khan regarding the case of illegal possession and use of arms.
District and Sessions Judge, Jodhpur, Manoj Kumar Vyas, has admitted the revision petition filed by Khan and called for the records from the court of chief judicial magistrate. The case has been forwarded till May 1 for detailed hearing.

Salman Khan and some of his co-stars from Hum Saath Saath Hain – Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam – are indicted of poaching black bucks while shooting for their film in 1998. Salman was also alleged of carrying and using illegal arms whose license had terminated and accordingly, a case was filed against him under the Arms Act.

Salman Khan, through his advocate, filed an application before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) in Jodhpur on April 22 challenging the re-examination of five witnesses in that case. His counsel claimed that the scenario had changed after three eight-year-old applications of the prosecution and four witnesses were allowed in the court. But, this application was overruled by the CJM on April 23.

The actor then moved to the district and sessions court. On April 23, the court of the CJM had asked Salman Khan to be present before the court on April 29 for recording of his statement.

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