new Delhi: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been exempted from appearing in a blackbuck poaching case by a court on Tuesday. During an appeal hearing by him against a five-year sentence in October 1998, Blackbuck in the poaching case, Khan’s lawyer reportedly cited that a ‘growing’ number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai and Jodhpur were for the actor. Can be risky.
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According to a PTI report, Additional District and Sessions Judge Brijesh Panwar granted relief after the ‘Ready’ actor’s lawyer cited the above reason before the court.
Salman Khan’s counsel HM Saraswat, who filed the application on Tuesday, told PTI, “We have prayed to the court to travel from Jodhpur to Mumbai and when COVID infection cases are increasing in both Jodhpur and Mumbai, the risk for them Can be filled. . “
The court has fixed January 16 for the next hearing of actor Salman Khan in the blackbuck hunting case.
Counsel continued, “Accepting our premise, the court allowed our application to be exempt from appearance and listed the case for hearing on 16 January.”
Salman Khan was earlier directed by the court to appear before the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown before the trial. And since the lockdown, the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor sought exemption from appearing in court citing the reason for the COVID-19 lockdown.
In the Blackbuck poaching case, co-accused actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu were acquitted by the trial court which gave them the benefit of the doubt. However, Salman was sentenced to five years on April 5, 2018, as he was convicted for hunting the endangered species, the blackbuck.
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