Salman Khan acquitted of Arms Act violations in 1998 case

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JODHPUR: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was January 18 acquitted of all charges in the Arms Act case against him in the alleged poaching of two black bucks.

“Salman Khan (has been) acquitted in the Arms Act case after the prosecution failed to provide conclusive evidence,” the film star’s lawyer said, ANI reported.

A case against the film star was registered in October 1998 under the Arms Act for his alleged use and possession of arms with an expired license during the alleged poaching of two black bucks in Kankani village.

Salman’s 0.22 rifle and 0.32 revolver had expired licenses and cases were filed under Sections 3/25 and 3/27. The maximum sentence in Section 3/25 is usually three years while Section 3/27 has seven years as the maximum sentence.

The film star was present in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (Jodhpur district), where the verdict was pronounced.

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