Salman Khan Apologises For ‘Mistakenly’ Giving False Affidavit In Blackbucks Poaching Case


Mumbai: Bollywood star Salman Khan on Tuesday apologised for ‘mistakenly’ submitting a false affidavit in the Jodhpur session court in 2003, during his virtual hearing in the blackbucks poaching case in Jodhpur in 1998.

The final verdict in the case will be pronounced on Thursday, News18 reported quoting IANS.

Salman’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat told the court that the affidavit was mistakenly submitted to the court on August 8, 2003, for which the actor should be forgiven.

“The affidavit was mistakenly given on August 8, 2003, as Salman had forgotten that his license was given for renewal because he was too busy. Therefore, he mentioned that the license had gone missing in the court,” Saraswat was quoted as saying in the report.

However, the court later came to know that Salman’s arm license was not lost, but had been submitted for renewal. Public prosecutor Bhavani Singh Bhati had then demanded that a case of misleading the court should be filed against the actor.

It may be recalled that in 2018, a trial court had convicted Salman and awarded him five-year imprisonment for the killing of two blackbucks during the shooting of the film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain.’ The actor had challenged the trial court verdict in the sessions court. Salman’s fellow actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre, who were present on the spot in Kankani along with him, have been acquitted.

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