Blackbuck poaching: Court to rule tomorrow if Salman can go abroad without permission

JODHPUR: A Jodhpur court hearing the blackbuck poaching case against Salman Khan will rule tomorrow if the Bollywood star needs to seek its permission every time he travels abroad.

Khan’s lawyers moved an application in the court of District and Sessions Judge Chandra Kumar Songara today, seeking an exemption from this requirement.

The court is hearing Khan’s plea against his conviction by a trial court, which had handed him a five-year jail sentence for killing two blackbucks 20 years ago in Kankani village near here.

Public prosecutor P R Bishnoi opposed the application for exemption from travel permission, arguing that the trial will be over soon.

The court reserved its order on the application and will pronounce it tomorrow.

Khan’s counsel Mahesh Bora argued that the actor could not be convicted in the Kankani case as similar evidence had been rejected by the High Court in two other poaching cases against him. (AGENCIES)