Jodhpur Court Directs Salman Khan To Seek Permission To Travel Abroad

| August 4 , 2018 , 15:30 IST

While hearing the blackbuck poaching case, a Jodhpur Court ruled on Saturday that Bollywood actor Salman Khan needs to seek permission before going abroad.

Khan’s lawyer Mahesh Bora moved an application in the court on Friday for an exemption from this requirement.

Public prosecutor PR Bishnoi opposed the application arguing that the trial will be over soon.

On the other hand, Khan's lawyer Bora said that the actor needs to travel abroad frequently for professional reasons and urged that the court had convicted him on the basis of false witnesses and evidence as similar evidence had been rejected by the higher court in other two blackbuck poaching cases.

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Bora submitted that the person whose vehicle 'Gypsy' was said to be used during the alleged killing of Blackbuck had already been declared as an unreliable witness by the High Court.

The arguments lasted three hours after which the court adjourned to hear the plea on Saturday.

The court had convicted Khan under section 9/51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and sentenced him for 5 years of imprisonment with a monetary fine of Rs 10,000 for killing two blackbucks 20 years ago in Kankani village, Rajasthan.

The court had already acquitted Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre in the blackbuck poaching case.