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Salman moves HC to evade arrest

December 14, 2005 00:12 IST

Bollywood actor Salman Khan filed a petition in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday seeking cancellation of warrant against him issued by a Jodhpur court in the 1998 black buck poaching cases.

Mentioning the matter before Justice S C Dharmadhikari, Salman's counsel prayed that the actor should not be arrested for not responding to warrant.

In the event of his arrest, his counsel S V Marwadi urged that the actor be granted bail on the conditions that would be laid down by the high court.

Salman's lawyer further said that the actor had undergone a hair weaving surgery on December 11 and had been asked not to move out for a couple of days.

A Jodhpur court had on Monday issued an arrest warrant against the Bollywood actor in the black buck poaching case after rejecting his plea for exemption from personal appearance.

In his application, the actor said he had pleaded exemption on the same grounds on which he filed Tuesday's petition.
However, actor Satish Shah, another accused in the case, had appeared in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate B K Jain in Jodhpur. The local courtlater adjourned the hearing in the two cases till January 12.

Two cases of black buck (Chinkara) poaching were filed by the forest department against the Bollywood actors with the Mathania police station on October 11, 1998. The matter is likely to come up for hearing on Tuesday in the Bombay High Court.

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