Salman Khan reprimanded by court for lying under oath
Actor Salman Khan’s travails with the Jodhpur court seem to have no end and the actor continues to face one legal hassle after the other. Recently in the black buck case where Salman was also charged with illegal possession of arms, it was brought to light that the actor had deliberately mislead the court under oath to believe that he had misplaced his weapons license. However the prosecution claimed that Salman’s license was deposited with the Mumbai police.
For lying and misleading the court about his weapons license under oath, the court issued a show cause notice to Salman Khan. Magistrate Dalpat Singh has now asked the actor to file a reply to the notice by July 10. The court also granted the prosecution’s request to file 26 new documents against Salman’s possession of arms act. The prosecution also filed an application to amend the charges against Salman’s possession of arms act.
Another case involving the killing of two Chinkaras in the Kutch region of Gujarat is being re-investigated due to protests by an NGO group. An eight year old case filed by the Forest Department in 1998 against Salman related to the deaths of two Chinkaras was earlier dismissed. Now the Gujarat CID are investigating the matter and have found out that the forest officials had visited Salman in Mumbai and were given special treatment by him. After this the case against him was then dismissed.
Hence now once again in the wake of the Jodhpur cases and convictions against the actor, this eight year old case may be re-opened. The case had been filed against the actor in Gujarat when he was shooting for his film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam with x-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai. It is also being said that Aishwarya Rai too played host to the forest officials at Salman’s Mumbai apartment.