The District and Sessions Court of Jodhpur will now hear the Kankani blackbuck poaching and Arms Act cases against Bollywood Salman Khan on July 17. The decision comes out after the hearing that was held against Salman in the Arms Act case last Tuesday. The court of District and Sessions judge Chandra Kumar Sonagara has fixed July 17 as the next date of hearing. Salman’s advocate Hastimal Saraswat had submitted an application in the court, arguing that the Kankani blackbuck poaching case and Arms Act case should he heard together as they are both of the same nature and have same witnesses. It was after this appeal that Sonagara had fixed July 17 as the next date of hearing in both the cases. It was on January 18, 2017 the Chief Judicial Magistrate had acquitted the 'Dabang' star in the Arms Act case after a benefit of doubt. Salman, with an expired licence, had allegedly carried and used firearms while poaching two blackbucks in village Kankani on October 1-2, 1998. However the state government had appealed in the District and Sessions court against the ruling. Salman who is out on bail was given a five-year imprisonment on charges of killing two blackbucks just last month. He had to spent two nights in the Jodhpur Central Jail after he got convicted.
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