Jodhpur : The Jodhpur court on Tuesday 6th of January recorded the evidence of another prosecution witness in the much-publicised Black Buck poaching case involving Bollywood star Salman Khan. The court recorded the statements of the then Forest Assistant Shiv Charan Bohra appeared in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (rural).
According to Public Prosecutor N K Sankhla, Bohra gave an account of the legal proceedings undertaken following the registration of the case against Khan and others for alleged poaching of the two Black Bucks in Kankani village on the intervening night of October 1-2, 1998.
“I was associated with the entire paper work and investigation as well and had gone to Hyderabad with my senior officer with the viscera for laboratory test,” said Bohra.
Salman Khan along with Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam and others are named as an accused in the case related to hunting of the protected Black Buck in Rajasthan while they were shooting for a film.
Before Vohra, Sheraram and Mangilal have recorded their statements before the court. The two mentioned above were among the eye-witnesses, who claimed to have chased Salman and others on the fateful night. Sheraram has identified the three actresses Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam in the court.
Meanwhile, the arguments on the revision petition filed by Khan in the District and Sessions court, in another case against Khan under the Arms Act, related to the expiry of the license of his arms, were also completed on Tuesday.
The counsel of the actor had urged the court to summon the then DCP and DM of Mumbai in relation to a notice served on Khan pertaining to his arms license. But the application was rejected by the lower court.
“After that we moved a revision petition in the District & Sessions court, on which the arguments took place on Tuesday,” said Hasti Mal Saraswat, Khan’s counsel. He added that the court has listed the matter for order on January 14.