Friday, October 26, 2007

Relief for Salman in poaching case

Honouring the Rajasthan High Court's August 31 order, Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Wednesday appeared before the registry of the court in connection with the chinkara poaching case.

Salman is expected to stay away from the court's proceedings for the next five to eight years as his case has been referred to judicial backlog, which means it will now be taken up in routine course, his lawyer said.

Salman, who arrived in Jodhpur on Tuesday night, appeared before the deputy registrar of HC on Wednesday morning and marked his attendance by signing on his case file.

"The high court will now hear his case in due course and he need not mark his presence before it till his turn comes for hearing," said Salman's lawyer H M Saraswat.

Salman was sentenced to five years' imprisonment by the lower court and had been lodged in Jodhpur's central jail in August before he received the bail from the high court.

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