The Jodhpur court on Thursday granted a major relief to Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the case of filing of fake affidavit. The court has rejected the application filed against Salman on behalf of the Rajasthan government. Earlier, the Bollywood star had erroneously apologized for submitting a false affidavit to Jodhpur Sessions Court in 2003 during a hearing in 1998 in a case related to hunting of two black deer in Jodhpur. Salman was arrested in 1998 at Kankani village near Jodhpur for hunting two black liquors.
According to the news agency ANI, the Rajasthan government appealed in the court against Salman for giving a false affidavit, which was heard on Thursday. Giving relief to Salman, the court rejected the appeal of the state government. Salman’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat said that the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court rejected both the state government’s pleas in a detailed order. We replied only in 2006 that no false affidavit has been submitted and such arguments are being given to harass Salman Khan.
The actor’s sister Alvira had reached the court and her lawyer had also reached Jodhpur from Mumbai. According to media reports, Salman’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat had told the court that on August 8, 2003, the affidavit was erroneously presented in the court, for which the actor should be forgiven. During the hearing, Saraswat said, the affidavit was mistakenly given on 8 August 2003, as Salman had forgotten that his license was given for renewal, as he was too busy. He therefore mentioned that the license had disappeared in court.
Let me tell you that a lower court sentenced Khan to five years of imprisonment in March 2018 for hunting two black deer on one and two October 1998 in Jodhpur, while co-accused Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam And Tabu and a local man Dushyant Singh were acquitted in the case. While Khan had challenged the verdict, the Rajasthan government has challenged the acquittal of the other accused in the case in the sessions court.