Jodhpur: A court in Jodhpur today rejected actor Salman Khan’s the revision petition seeking permission to summon five witnesses in the Arms Act case against him.
Mr Khan’s counsel HM Saraswat said that they were awaiting for the detailed order to find out the grounds on which the court has turned down the petition.
He, however, said the option of moving the High Court is open. “But we will reach a final decision only after perusal of the order,” said Mr Saraswat.
Sessions Judge Manoj Kumar Vyas had completed the hearing of the petition last week and had reserved the order for today.
Earlier, the trial court had rejected the petition following which Mr Saraswat had moved sessions court.
The five witnesses mentioned in Mr Khan’s petition were prosecution witnesses and had already been examined.
But after the trial court allowed the prosecution to summon four new witnesses in pursuance of the four undecided applications moved in 2006, the defence also made a plea to call these witnesses again.
The case pertains to contravention of the Arms Act in which the actor is accused of using weapons with expired licence to allegedly poach black bucks in Jodhpur on October 1, 1998.