After 19 years, Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been acquitted of all charges in 98′ arm act case. He has been given the benefit of doubt today by a court in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur, which held him not guilty of keeping an unlicensed weapon and using it during an alleged deer hunt in 1998.

Khan, 51, has now been acquitted in three out of four cases filed against him for hunting rare black bucks, a native species of antelope, while shooting a film in the northwestern state of Rajasthan in 1998.

He was in court to hear the verdict and hundreds of police were deployed outside to keep the crowds of fans under control. “He was charged under two sections of the Arms Act and he has been cleared in both,” Hastimal Saraswat, a defence lawyer, told reporters outside the court in Jodhpur city. “He was acquitted due to lack of conclusive evidence”.

The ‘Sultan’ actor came to the Jodhpur court with his sister Alvira. Within minutes, he was let off. The judge said the evidence against him was not strong enough.

Actor immediately took to Twitter to thank his fans for all the good wishes. He tweeted, “Thank you for all the support and good wishes”.

 

Source = Business Recorder

Author = Asfia Afzal