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Salman Khan to appear before Jodhpur court in arms act case

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A court has asked actor Salman Khan to appear before it on January 29 for hearing in an arms act case dating back to 1998.

The police had booked Salman for allegedly possessing a pistol and an air gun whose licences had expired.

The arms were recovered from a hotel room soon after Salman was booked for hunting endangered blackbuck in Kankani area on the night of October 1, 1998.

The police said the licences of the arms had expired on September 22, 1998.

Salman was arrested on October 15, 1998 and later released on bail.

The high court in May last year directed the trial court, which had examined all the 16 prosecution evidences, to resume hearing after rejecting the prosecution’s plea for a revision in the charges.

Arguments over the evidence of investigating officer Ashok Patni, a retired IPS officer, were completed on Wednesday before the chief judicial magistrate (Jodhpur district) Chandra Kala Jain.

The court had granted Salman relaxation from personal appearance till now, but he has now been called under section 313 of CRPC under which a court can examine an accused at any stage of the trial.