Jodhpur: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been absolved of all charges of possessing and using illegal arms to poach black bucks. Delivering its verdict in a case under Sections 3/25 and 3/27 filed by the police against Khan in October 1998, the court on Wednesday said there was no evidence against him.
According to prosecution, Khan had kept a .22 rifle and .32 revolver and used them during poaching of two black bucks in village Kankani in Jodhpur on 1-2 October, 1998.
Salman arrived in Jodhpur on Tuesday evening by a chartered flight along with his sister Alveera and some advocates to remain present in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (Jodhpur district), where the verdict of the case against him for alleged use and possession of fire arms with expired license was pronounced.
According to the prosecution counsel Bhawani Singh Bhati, the arguments in the case had been completed on January 9 in the trial court and the order had been reserved by the magistrate to be pronounced on January 18.
While the defence had argued that there was evidence against Khan in the case and he was framed by the forest department, the prosecution had argued that there were adequate evidence against Khan for use and possession of the arms with expired license.
Of the four cases against him, Khan has already been acquitted in two cases of poaching by the high court and this was the third case of poaching.
Fans of Salman expressed happiness over the hero's acquittal in the 18-year-old case.