Jodhpur, Jan 18: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a court here in an over 18-year-old Arms Act case.
Chief Judicial Mesgsitrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit, after completing the hearing on January 9 in a case registered in 1999, had reserved judgement for Wednesday.
Earlier, in the day at the court:
According to the prosecution counsel Bhawani Singh Bhati, the arguments in the case had been completed on January 9 in the trial court and the order had been reserved by the magistrate to be pronounced on January 18.
During the arguments, while the defence had argued that there was evidence against Khan in the case and he was framed by the forest department, the prosecution had argued that there were adequate
A case under Sections 3/25 and 3/27 had been filed by the police against Khan in October 1998, according to which, Khan had kept the .22 rifle and .32 revolver and used them during poaching of two black bucks in village Kankani in Jodhpur on 1-2 October, 1998.
Of the four cases against him, Khan has already been acquitted in two cases of poaching by the high court while the third case of poaching is in its final stage. Maximum sentence in Section 3/25 is 3 years while Section 3/27 has 7 years as the maximum sentence.