In his controversial case of poaching of two sacred blackbucks in Jodhpur 1998 Salman Khan gave an affidavit the 2003 court session which said that he lost his arms license. But the court later came to know that Salma’s license was not lost but was actually submitted for renewal.
To which public prosecutor Bhavani Singh Bhati demanded that a case should be filed against him for misleading the court.
However, on 9th February Salman Khan apologized for submitting the false affidavit by mistake. The session was held virtually and the actor appeared before the court via video conferencing. Hastimal Saraswat, lawyer of Salman Khan told the session court “The affidavit was mistakenly given on 8 August, as Salman had forgotten that his license was given for renewal because he was too busy. Therefore, he mentioned that the license had gone missing in the court”. He also added that Salman then lodged an FIR too at the Bandra police station in Mumbai for the same.
Salman was arrested in October 1998 under the Arms Act while he was filming ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in Jodhpur along with Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, and Neelam. The actor had challenged the trial court which convicted him in 2018 and awarded him five-year imprisonment for killing the blackbucks. All the other actors who were present during the incident have been acquitted by the court.