Courtesy : NDTV
On Tuesday, Bollywood actor Salman Khan apologized for 'mistakenly' submitting a false affidavit in the Jodhpur session court in 2003, during his hearing in a case related to the poaching of two blackbucks in Jodhpur in 1998.
The final verdict in the case will be reportedly pronounced on Thursday.
The Dabangg actor appeared before the Jodhpur session court through video conferencing for the hearing of his appeal against conviction in the blackbuck poaching case.
Salman’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat defended his client by telling the court that the affidavit was mistakenly submitted to the court on August 8, 2003, for which the actor should be forgiven.
"The affidavit was mistakenly given on August 8, 2003, as Salman had forgotten that his licence was given for renewal because he was too busy. Therefore, he mentioned that the licence had gone missing in the court," said Advocate Hastimal Saraswat.
Although, the court came to know that Salman's arm licence was not lost, but had been submitted for renewal. According to an ETimes report, Public prosecutor Bhavani Singh Bhati had then demanded that a case of misleading the court should be filed against the actor.
Back in 2003, the Ek Tha Tiger actor that he had lost the licence. He also lodged an FIR at the Bandra police station in Mumbai about the same.
Salman Khan was convicted by a trial court in 2018 and was declared guilty earning himself five-year imprisonment for the killing of two blackbucks during the shooting of the film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' in October 1998.
The 55-year-old actor challenged the court’s verdict in the sessions court.
Apart from, Salman Khan his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre from the 1999 blockbuster were also present on the spot in Kankani along with him, have been acquitted.