Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has earned respite for few days as the judgment in the case of possession and use of illegal arms by Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been deferred to 3 March by the Jodhpur court. The case related to both possession and use of illegal arms, and the chief judicial magistrate’s court had kept February 25 for judgment but the court decided to defer the case as Salman Khan was reportedly not present in court. Earlier he was expected to be present in court during the judgement.
Salman and a few other Bollywood stars – Saif Ali Khan, Neelam , Sonali Bendre and Tabu – were accused of poaching blackbucks on the midnight of 1-2 October, 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie Hum Saath Saath Hain. Two blackbucks, a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, were killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur.
A police complaint was filed against Salman Khan on charges of being involved in the hunting of protected blackbucks. The star was also accused of carrying and using illegal arms. He is also alleged to have been carrying arms with expired license.