Bollywood actor Salman Khan's appeal against the CJM Rural Court ruling in the Blackbuck poaching case has been adjourned till April 3. The actor had challenged his five-year jail sentence for killing endangered blackbucks in 1998.
"Salman Khan's appeal against the sentencing was supposed to be heard today, but it has been postponed due to the court being busy," advocate Sushma Dhara informed, adding that the date has been postponed to April 3.
The appeal against Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre by the Bishnoi community, and the government's appeal against acquitting Salman Khan for the possession of illegal arms too has been postponed till April 3. The cases were supposed to be heard by district judge Chandra Kumar Sonagara.
Notably, in October 1998, total three cases in connection with poaching and one under the Arms Act were registered against Salman. The 52-year-old actor allegedly shot two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani village near Jodhpur during the shooting of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.
Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam were also present in the vehicle Salman allegedly used for hunting the endangered species protected under Schedule 1 of the Indian Wildlife Act. Salman was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and others under Section 51 read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Salman Khan is all set to grace the silver screen with his stint in 'Bharat'. Apart from him, the film stars Disha Patani, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, and Sunil Grover. 'Bharat' revolves around the journey of Salman Khan's character and India from 1947 to the early 2000s. The makers of the film previously dropped the teaser of the film which was widely appreciated by the audience.
(First Look of Bharat)
(With inputs from ANI)
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