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Salman Khan's Arms Act and poaching cases to be heard together on 17 July


The actor's advocate, Hastimal Saraswat, argued that the blackbuck poaching case and Arms Act case should be heard together as they are both of the same nature and have the same witnesses.

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The district and sessions court in Jodhpur will hear the Kankani blackbuck poaching and Arms Act cases against actor Salman Khan on 17 July.

A hearing was held against Khan in the Arms Act case on Tuesday (15 May) in the court of district and sessions judge Chandra Kumar Sonagara. The court fixed 17 July as the next date of hearing.

The actor's advocate Hastimal Saraswat submitted an application in the court, arguing that the Kankani blackbuck poaching case and Arms Act case should be heard together as they are both of the same nature and have the same witnesses.

After his appeal, Sonagara fixed 17 July as the next date of hearing in both the cases.

The chief judicial magistrate court had acquitted Khan in the Arms Act case on 18 January 2017 after giving him a benefit of doubt. However, the Rajasthan government, appealed in the district and sessions court against the ruling.

Khan, with an expired licence, had allegedly carried and used firearms while poaching two blackbucks in the village Kankani in 1998.

Last month, Khan was convicted and given a five-year imprisonment on charges of killing two blackbucks. He spent two nights in the Jodhpur central jail and is currently out on bail.