Salman Khan Acquitted Of Arms Act Violations

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Salman Khan has been acquitted by the Jodhpur Court in connection with the 18-year-old Arms Act case registered against him by the Rajasthan forest department.

The case involves the alleged killing of two black bucks when the 51-year-actor and his co-stars - Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu - were shooting for 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' in the forests near Jodhpur in 1998 with an expired license in Kankani village.

“Justice has won. Prosecution completely failed to prove charges under sec 3/25, 3/27 of Arms Act,” said Salman Khan’s lawyer HS Saraswat following the court’s verdict. "Salman Khan (has been) acquitted in the Arms Act case after the prosecution failed to provide conclusive evidence.”

In the 102-page judgment, CJM Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit ruled that the prosecution failed to prove charges framed against the actor under sections 3/25 and 3/27 of the Indian Arms Act.

Khan, during his last court appearance on March 10, 2016, had said that he was innocent and was framed in the case by the forest department.  

-Devashree Goenka