Salman Khan will get exemption in poaching case&
Actor Salman Khan was on Tuesday given exemption from an look by a court docket right here throughout the listening to of an enchantment by him towards the five-year sentence within the October 1998 blackbuck poaching case.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Brajesh Panwar granted the aid after Khan’s counsel cited the “rising” variety of COVID-19 circumstances in Mumbai and Jodhpur and mentioned that touring for the listening to might be dangerous for the actor. The court docket has fastened January 16 for the following listening to.
We prayed to the court docket that travelling to Jodhpur from Mumbai and showing within the court docket when the circumstances of COVID an infection have been rising in each Jodhpur and Mumbai might be dangerous for him, mentioned Khan’s counsel H M Saraswat who moved the applying on Tuesday.
Accepting our floor, the court docket allowed our utility for exemption from look and listed the matter for listening to on January 16, he mentioned.
Before the coronavirus lockdown in March, the court docket had directed Khan to look for the listening to. Since the lockdown, Khan has sought exemption from look citing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The actor was sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment by the trial court docket on April 5, 2018 after he was convicted of poaching a blackbuck, an endangered animal.
Khan had challenged the judgment within the District and Sessions Court and sought suspension of sentence. Later, he was granted bail by the court docket.
The co-accused within the case, actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam, had, nevertheless, been acquitted by the trial court docket which gave them the advantage of doubt.
The state authorities has challenged their acquittal within the higher court docket.