Jodhpur Court Allows Salman Khan to Travel Abroad
Salman Khan was convicted for killing two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani village near Jodhpur on the intervening night of 1-2 October, 1998, during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain. On 5 April, Khan was sentenced to a five-year jail term by a Jodhpur trial court. He was released on bail from the Jodhpur Central jail on 7 April.
He resumed shooting for Race 3 last week and also kickstarted the filming of Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat on April 16. News18 reported that Salman Khan filed a plea in the Jodhpur court to seek permission to travel abroad to four countries. The court responded to his plea on 17 April.
Judge Chandra Kumar Songara of the Sessions Court gave the permission soon after Salman submitted a plea. Salman's case was presented by senior advocate Mahesh Bora after brief arguments by public prosecutor Pokar Ram.
Convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, Salman Khan cannot travel abroad until the court allows him to.
The final schedule of Race 3 will be filmed in Leh instead of South Africa reportedly due to Salman’s legal quandary.
With inputs from IANS.
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