Salman Khan gets breather in blackbuck case
Published on May 01, 2015 13:34:34 PM
Salman has got a sigh of relief in the 1998 blackbucks’ case. The court has given Salman Khan another opportunity to justify himself as not guilty.
The actor pleaded innocence and alleged that he was being framed by Forest officials. "I am innocent. I have not committed any crime and all the witnesses are fake. I have been set up by the officials of forest department," Khan said in the court.
After hearing the claims of the actor, Chief justice Anupama Bijlani fixed May 4, 2015 as the next date for hearing and asked the actor to produce proofs in support of his claim. His counsel H M Saraswat affirmed that they would justify their side in the next session.
In the first session, statements of the actor were subjected to criticism as he said that he was both, Hindu and Muslim
It is the second time, when Salman has got chance to prove his innocence, after completion of the examination of all the witnesses in the case under Arms Act.
The actor has also been accused of using two fire arms with alleged expired licenses.
"But with the fresh examination of four new witnesses in the case followed by the plea of the prosecution, we have an opportunity to examine them and present our side in the light of allegation by these witnesses," said Saraswat.