A Jodhpur sessions court acquited Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 1999 arms act case during a hearing on Wednesday.
Besides the cases of poaching of endangered antelopes under Wildlife (Protection) Act, a case under sections 3/25 and 3/27 of the Arms Act was filed against Khan for allegedly keeping and using the fire arms with expired licence in the poaching of blackbucks in Kankani near Jodhpur on October 1-2, 1998.
Arguments by both the sides in the case were completed on January 9, after which magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit reserved the judgment for January 18 directing the actor to be present in the court.
Here are the live updates:
# Salman's lawyer says that the prosecution failed to provide conclusive evidence in the case
# Court acquits Salman Khan in arms act case
Rajasthan: Salman Khan leaves Jodhpur CJM Court after the Court acquits the actor in the Arms Act case. pic.twitter.com/K5mX0GG2e4— ANI (@ANI_news) January 18, 2017
# Salman Khan reaches Jodhpur court, verdict in arms act case to be pronounced shortly
# Sessions court asks Salman Khan to appear before it within 30 minutes
# Salman Khan to appear before court shortly
# Salman Khan leaves hotel to appear before court
# Salman's sister Alvira reaches Jodhpur sessions court