Monday, May 08, 2006
Jodhpur (UNI): A Jodhpur court today asked actor Salman Khan and all other accused to appear in court on June 19, where charges will be framed against them again in the infamous Kankani poaching case. Judicial District Magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit gave the decision today after District and Sessions Magistrate Pankaj Bhandari partly allowed the two revision petitions filed on behalf of Salman, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre on March 4, granting them relief under two sections. The court had allowed Salman to go abroad till June 14. Now it has asked him to appear in court on June 19. Charges will then be framed in front of the accused.
Salman and others have been accused of killing two black bucks in Kankani village in Luni area on Oct 1-2, 1998 while they were there for shooting the film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'. The case is currently being heard in the court of judicial magistrate and the court had framed charges against the accused on Feb 27, 2006 under the Wildlife Protection Act, Indian Penal Code and Indian Arms Act. Salman and others had filed revision petitions against these orders of judicial magistrate. At the Upper District and Sessions court, Magistrate Pankaj Bhandari after hearing the revision petitions had discharged Salman from Section 27 of Indian Arms Act and Section 148 of Indian Penal Code. The other accused were discharged from Section 147 and 149 under Indian Penal Code. That is why charges will be framed against the accused again in the court of judicial magistrate.