Bollywood star Salman Khan on Tuesday apologised for ‘mistakenly’ submitting a false affidavit in the Jodhpur session court in 2003, during his hearing in a case related to the poaching of two blackbucks in Jodhpur in 1998.
The final verdict in the case will be pronounced on Thursday.Salman appeared before the Jodhpur session court for the hearing of his appeal against conviction in the case through video conferencing. His lawyer Hastimal Saraswat told the court that the actor should be forgiven.
Salman was arrested in 1998 for hunting two blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur.
However, the court later came to know that Salman’s arm licence was not lost, but had been submitted for renewal.
A trial court in 2018 had convicted Salman and awarded five-year imprisonment to him for blackbucks during the shooting of the film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in October 1998.
The actor had challenged the trial court verdict in the sessions court. Salman’s fellow actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre, who were present on the spot in Kankani along with him, have been acquitted.-(IANS)