Salman Khan appears in Jodhpur district court over illegal Arms Act case to sign bail bond
Actor Salman Khan has been a persistent visitor of the Jodhpur courts ever since the time he, along with some of his co-actors, was accused of poaching blackbucks on the night of 1 October, 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie Hum Saath-Saath Hain. Along with this, he was also accused of carrying and using illegal arms (an unlicensed .22 rifle and a .32 revolver), after which a case under the Arms Act was registered against him.
The report said that the actor appeared before the court at around 12.45 pm, signed a bail bond of Rs 20,000 and immediately left after that. The next hearing for the case has been scheduled on 1 October, 2017.
Khan was acquitted by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate on 18 January, 2017 under the Arms Act case on the grounds of benefit of doubt. In March, the Rajasthan government had also appealed against his acquittal, reports The Indian Express. He had also filed a bail bond in the higher court, that of the District and Sessions judge, in the case.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Khan's lawyer, Hastimal Saraswat, said, "At the last hearing, the court wanted Salman to appear before the court and sign the bail bond today, which he has done. Now for the next hearing which is on 5 October, Salman Khan is not required to be present for that hearing."
Khan was busy shooting for the upcoming Tiger Zinda Hai with Katrina Kaif in Morocco and he reportedly returned to Mumbai recently.