Jodhpur, April 17: Actor Salman Khan has filed a petition before the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court for permission to travel to four countries. Salman’s petition comes in the wake of his bail in the 1998 black buck poaching case which had come with some conditions, one of them being that he could not leave the country and is supposed to appear in court again on May 7. The other condition was two bonds of Rs 25,000 each.
The actor had been released on bail on April 7 after being sentenced to five years in jail with a fine of Rs 10,000. Salman was the only one to be convicted whereas his co-accused, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre, walked free for lack of evidence. He was found guilty under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, for killing two black bucks, which is prohibited by law. The incident reportedly took place on the intervening night of October 1-2, 1998, in Kankani village near Jodhpur, during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain movie. In 2016, he was acquitted of all charges by the Rajasthan High Court following which, the state government filed an appeal in the Supreme Court. The apex court then agreed to fast-track the plea.
The actor had to spend two nights in jail as his bail plea was processed. His application was accepted by the judge even as the latter was transferred by the Rajasthan High Court hours before the hearing.