Salman catches a break in poaching case!

Salman Khan got some relief in the 1998 chinkara poaching case today (Feb 21) as the Jodhpur bench of the Rajasthan High Court allowed him to leave India without informing it in advance.

The court had imposed the restriction on Salman before granting bail in the case in 2007. Following that, he had to inform the court before leaving the country whenever he needed to travel abroad for movie shootings.

"The court while hearing our application has exempted Salman from the necessity of giving information prior to leaving the country," said Hastimal Saraswat, Salman’s advocate.

Salman and seven others were accused of killing a blackbuck and chinkara in two separate incidents. One of the animals was killed at Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur Sep 26, 1998, and the other at Ghoda Farms Sep 28, 1998.

At that time, they were shooting for the film ‘Hum Sath Sath Hain’.

Salman moved the high court in August 2007 appealing against a chief judicial magistrate’s order in April 2006 that sentenced him to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in connection with the poaching case.

He had to spend a week behind bars after he was granted bail by the high court. Before the court released him on bail, it had asked him to give it prior information before leaving the country.(IANS)

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