In the recent development in the Salman Khan Black Buck killing case, last week the actor sought exemption from appearing the Jodhpur Court on the grounds of ill health. This foiled the plans of Court to record his statement in connection with the Arms Act. The court has therefore given another date, which is 4th May 2014 for the actor to appear. His lawyer Hastimal Sarswat who appeared the court said to the media that the allegation made against his client pertaining to arms act case is forged.
Anupama Bijlani, who is the Chief Judicial Magistrate on getting the actor’s application accepted the same, which was moved by his counsel seeking an exemption from his appearance inside the court premises due to ill health and later asked the actor to record the statement on 29th of April. Earlier, the counsel of Khan had moved an application inside the court with a plea to call five key prosecutions asked for re-examination.
The two blackbucks who were protected animals under the Wildlife Protection Act were seen getting killed over the outskirts of Kankani village near the city of Jodhpur. The actor was also accused of carrying illegal arms and using the same. The other allegation against the actor claims that the arms were seen with expired licenses. Soon after the incident, a police complaint was filed against Salman Khan over the charges of being involved in killing the protected animals. However, as per the latest statement of his lawyer, the actor claims that he is being framed under these charges.