Court Summons Salman Khan in Arms Act Case

Jodhpur: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been directed to appear in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate here on April 23 for recording of his statements in the Arms Act case in connection with the 1998 blackbuck poaching incident.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Anupama Bijlani asked his counsel to ensure Salman Khan's presence in the court after the examination of four witnesses, associated with the FSL examination of the arms in question, was completed on Friday.

"The examination of the four prosecution witnesses, which had started on April 13 was completed today and now Salman Khan will have to appear in the court on April 23 for recording of his statements," Mr Khan's counsel HM Saraswat said.

These four witnesses had been allowed to be called by the court on March 3, after it came up in the court that some pending applications moved by the then public prosecutor way back in 2006 were undecided.

The court, which was on the verge of pronouncing the judgment in the case, then refused to proceed in the case and on plea of the prosecution, had allowed to summon and examine these witnesses.