Court in Jodhpur completes evidence of another witness in Black Buck case

Jodhpur: A local court today recorded the evidence of another prosecution witness in the Salman Khan Black Buck poaching case. The then Forest Assistant Shiv Charan Bohra appeared in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (rural) whose statements were recorded by the court.

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

According to Public Prosecutor N K Sankhla, Bohra gave an account of the legal proceedings undertaken following the
registration of the case against Khan and others for alleged poaching of the two Black Bucks in Kankani village on the
intervening night of October 1-2, 1998.

"I was associated with the entire paper work and investigation as well and had gone to Hyderabad with my senior officer with the viscera for laboratory test," said Bohra.

Salman Khan along with Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam and others were accused of hunting the protected Black Buck in
Rajasthan while they were shooting for a film.

Before Vohra, Sheraram and Mangilal have deposed before the court. They were among the eye-witnesses, who claimed to have chased Khan and others while hearing gun shots on their motorcycle.

Of these, Sheraram has identified the three actresses Sonali Bendre, Tabbu and Neelam in the court.

On the other hand, the arguments on the revision petition filed by Khan in the District and Sessions court, in another
case against Khan under the Arms Act, pertaining to the expiry of the license of his arms, were completed today.

Khan's counsel had sought permission to summon the then DCP and DM of Mumbai in relation to the a notice served on Khan pertaining to his arms license. But the lower court had rejected the application.

"After that we moved a revision petition in the District & Sessions court, on which the arguments took place on Tuesday," said Hasti Mal Saraswat, Khan's counsel. The court has listed the matter for order on 14 January, he said.

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