Salman Khan blackbuck case: Next hearing in appeal on July 17, actor not required to be in court

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Salman Khan blackbuck case: Next hearing in appeal on July 17, actor not required to be in court

Actor Salman Khan today appeared in the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court to attend the hearing of his appeal against his sentencing in the blackbuck poaching case.

The next hearing in the case is July 17. Salman Khan’s lawyer has made a request in the court to exempt the actor from personal presence for hearings.

“The petition for Salman’s personal exemption has been submitted in the CJM Court. His presence is not necessary during the next hearing,” Mahesh Bohra, Salman Khan’s lawyer, said.

In April, Salman Khan was granted bail in the blackbuck poaching case after he was convicted and sentenced to five years in jail for killing two blackbucks 19 years ago.

Salman’s lawyers had filed an appeal in the court for the sentence to be suspended.

He spent two nights in the Jodhpur Central Jail before being granted bail on April 7. His Hum Saath Saath Hain co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre, and Jodhpur resident Dushyant Singh – were all acquitted in the two-decade-old case due to lack of evidence.

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