Witness changes statement in Salman’s Chinkara case
Salman Khan may get a bit of relief in the 1998 Chinkara case for which he was sentenced by a Jodhpur court to five years rigorous imprisonment . Salman even went to prison for a few days and was then let off on bail. Harish Dulani, the driver of the vehicle that Salman was allegedly using during his hunting spree had stated earlier that he had witnessed Salman shooting the Chinkara, however now Harish has changed his statement stating that he had given his earlier statement under pressure.
Driver of the vehicle Harish Dulani states “I was made to say these things. The forest department officials and police made me make the statement. They pressurized my father and hence my father said I should do as these officials wanted or else I would face problems.” However Dulani was found guilty of turning hostile by the court. Recently it was also claimed that Dulani was absconding, however Dulani was recently approached by a producer to act in a film based on the real-life incident of Salman’s black buck case . In spite of all this, it is perhaps Salman who will be relieved to hear that Dulani has changed his statement.
Salman is also relieved that he has been granted permission to go abroad for the shooting of David Dhawan’s film Partner. Both the district and Sessions Court have granted the actor permission to go to Bangkok for the shooting of his film from September 14-24. However Salman has been asked by the judges to inform the courts about his return date. However Salman will also have to be personally present for the hearing of his appeals filed against the punishment verdicts in two poaching cases on 25 September. After the hearing the actor has been granted permission to go abroad for the completion of his shoot.
Although personally Salman continues to be dogged by one legal case after the other, professionally the actor will soon be seen in some bid-budget films like Sajid Nadiadwala’s Jaanemann and Nikhil Advani’s Salaam-E-Ishq .