Actor Salman Khan will have to take permission from court every time he travels abroad, a Jodhpur court hearing a plea against Khan’s conviction in the blackbuck poaching case said on Saturday.
A lower court had in April sentenced Khan to five years in jail for killing two blackbucks 20 years ago in Kankani village in Jodhpur in 1998. He was subsequently granted bail. A Jodhpur court is now hearing the Bollywood star’s plea against the conviction, PTI reported.
The actor’s counsel, Mahesh Bora, had moved an application before District and Sessions Judge Chandra Kumar Songara on Friday, seeking to exempt Khan from taking permission before travelling out of India. But Public Prosecutor Pokar Ram Bishnoi said that since the arguments before the court have already begun, it would not be appropriate to grant Khan permanent exemption from seeking such permission.
Bora withdrew the application after the court asked him why Khan had a problem in seeking permission every time. However, Judge Songara granted Khan permission to visit Malta and Saudi Arabia in August and September for shooting assignments.
Khan’s counsel also claimed that the delay in filing a first information report in the blackbuck poaching case had allowed the prosecution time to fabricate evidence. The next hearings in the case will be held on September 5 and 6, PTI said.