Salman Khan Blackbuck poaching case hearing deferred to April 15

Bollywood actor Salman Khan had been given a date by the Jodhpur Court to re-record his statement in connection with the Blackbuck poaching case. He was supposed to do it on March 11. But now the hearing has been deferred to April 15, 2014, say reports from Jodhpur.

The hearing has been reportedly postponed by the Chief Judicial Magistrate due to the absence of Salman’s case records, which are in possession of the District and Sessions Court in Jodhpur. The actor had sent the documents to the court in connection with a revision petition filed by him. He had appealed to the lower court to club his case with another poaching case.

Now first the District and Sessions Court’s hearing will take place, on March 20, and then the Jodhpur court’s hearing on April 15.

Salman had been booked for killing the endangered species of Blackbuck and also possession of arms whose licence had expired. He even served time in jail twice for it.

The alleged poaching incident occurred when Salman and his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s film Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998. Salman will be seen in Sooraj’s new film opposite Sonam Kapoor.

Watch this space on more updates in the case.