Salman Khan reaches Jodhpur court, signs bail bond

Dressed in formal, blue shirt and black pant, superstar Salman Khan reached Jodhpur court yesterday for verification of bail bonds in an Arms Act case relating to the killing of black bucks in 1998. He reached Jodhpur for the hearing in a chartered flight headed straight to the court.

The ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor spent five minutes in the court and signed a bail bond of Rs. 20,000. Court gave October 5 as the next hearing date.

"It is a routine procedure of the court and every accused is required to appear before the appellate court once. We have also followed the procedure," Mr Khan's advocate Hastimal Saraswat told the media.

On January 18, 2017 Jodhpur court acquitted Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the long pending Arms Act case. When the verdict was pronounced, Khan heaved a sigh of relief. He was present in the court with his sister Alvira Agnihotri and his lawyers.

He was booked under sections 3/25 and 3/27 of the Arms Act. In its 102-page order, he was not found guilty.

Salman Khan has earlier been acquitted in two other cases related to the incident. The Arms Act case dates back to 1998 when Salman Khan and his team was shooting for ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in Jodhpur. Police filed case against the superstar under Sections 3/25 and 3/27. They claimed that Khan had kept the .22 rifle and .32 revolver and used them during poaching of two black bucks in village Kankani in Jodhpur on 1-2 October, 1998.