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Salman will surrender on Monday: Lawyer

August 24, 2007 19:39 IST

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Amid speculation about actor Salman Khan's [Images] whereabouts after a Jodhpur court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against him, the star's lawyer said he was in Mumbai and would surrender to authorities in Rajasthan on Monday.

Salman did not appear before the sessions court in Jodhpur which dismissed his appeal against a five-year prison term in a poaching case as there was no directive to be present, his laywer Deepesh Mehta said.

"The (court's) order is 76 pages long. We will read it and file a revision application in the Rajasthan High Court on Monday, following which Salman will travel with me to Jodhpur to surrender," Mehta said outside the actor's residence.

Salman's whereabouts were unknown till the time Mehta talked to the media.

Earlier in the day, Jodhpur's district and sessions judge K R Singhvi upheld the five-year jail term given to Salman by a lower court in 2006 for poaching an endangered chinkara in 1999 during the shooting of a film in Rajasthan.

Though Salman is a resident of Mumbai, he will have to approach the Rajasthan High Court and not the Bombay High Court for relief of any sort, chief public prosecutor Satish Borulkar said.

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