Salman Khan gets interim relief, can apply for UK visa

Salman Khan gets interim relief as Rajasthan High Court has stayed the 2006 order of a lower court which sentenced Salman Khan five years of imprisonment in relation to poaching case. The superstar now can apply for UK visa. Salmna Khan was denied visa by UK embassy as he was convicted of imprisonment of more than four years. A convicted person is not granted visa by the British Embassy, according to their rule.

The actor has approached Rajasthan High Court to put a stay on his court cases so that he could apply for fresh British visa. Justice Nirmal Jeet Kaur has put a stay on his 2006 conviction and said that the actor is free to travel to any country and his court case will not come into his way.

“We had moved an application in the High Court seeking a stay on his conviction order. After Khan's visa for UK expired recently and he filed for a fresh visa, he was denied the same because of the conviction order," said his counsel Lekh Raj Mehta.

Blackbuck is an endangered spices and shooting or killing of the animal is a punishable offense as per Indian law. 10 years back during the shooting of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in Jodhpur Salman along with his co-actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam has committed this serious offense. .

In August this year, Salman Khan’s UK embassy rejected his visa application following his conviction in poaching case. theactor was to head to UK for ‘Kick’ shooting but failed to join the cast and the crew. The cast and the crew of 'Kick' already reached London but Salman Khan's visa issue delayed everything. After wasting time and money, Sajid Nadiadwala had to return to India with his crew members as Salman Khan was not issued working visa.

Apart from poaching case, the actor was also convicted of hit and run case. On September 28, 2002, Salman Khan’s Land Cruiser rammed into a bakery shop in suburban Bandra, killing one and injuring four others who were sleeping on the pavement. The actor has been tried for rash and negligent driving. In his petition, Salman Khan has called the magistrate's order "bad in law" and "erroneous". The trail began in the Bandra court in 2006.