While, Salman Khan's 1988 blackbuck poaching case
final hearing has been deferred to March 3rd, there are
possibilities that the case may further be dragged for another two
Although, final verdict for the case was supposed to be made on
Wednesday, the prosecution appealed to bring up the 30th August,
2006, applications which further delayed the judgement.
The blackbuck poaching case relates to the year 1988 when Salman
Khan was accused of hunting three chinkaras and a blackbuck during
the shooting of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain. While, the
case has been running since 16 years now, it is likely to get
delayed by several more years if the court grants the prosecution's
Salman Khan's lawyer, Hastimal Saraswat was quoted as saying,
"The state had produced 16 witnesses in 16 years and if the
application gets admitted, the case would drag for another 24
years." Let's see whether the court grants the prosecution's appeal
or not which can be known on March 3rd.
It is to be mentioned, a case was filed against Kick actor
Salman Khan under the Arms Act alleging that license of Salman's
gun was expired. However, the actor stated that he had already
applied for renewal of the license and so it was not illegal for
him to use it.