Superstar Salman Khan has appeared before the Jodhpur district and sessions court on Friday. This is in connection with an Arms Act case in which he was acquitted in January. The Khan’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat revealed that he was scheduled to deposit a bail bond of Rs 20,000 on Friday.
The court scheduled October 5 as the next date for hearing in the case. While Khan was acquitted due to insufficient evidence on January 18, the prosecution appealed the decision. It’s likely the court set October 5 to hear that prosecution appeal.
Khan’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat said, “There will be no questions and answers only bail bond has to be submitted. Court had asked us to deposit bond of Rs. 20,000, which we will deposit today. It is not essential for the accused to be present.”
Khan was charged in October 1998 for possession of an unlicensed .22 rifle and a .32 revolver and for using them to poach two black bucks in Jodhpur’s Kankani village. The incident took place during the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya’s family drama ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’, in 1998. Following protests by the local Bishnoi community, a case was later filed against Salman and actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu.