Arms act case: Hearing against Salman adjourned till Aug 19

Jodhpur,July 21: Hearing of the case against Salman Khan under Arms Act further adjourned in the trial court on Monday till August 19. The Rajasthan High Court has stayed the trial in the lower court until a criminal miscellaneous petition moved by Khan in the high court was not decided.

He had moved high court seeking permission to allow them to recall five prosecution witnesses, including the then district magistrate Rajat Kumar Mishra and the investigating officer (ASP) Ashok Patni, after the two subsequent rejections of the same plea by the trail and then the ACJM (Rural) court.

"The high court had allowed our petition on May 28 staying the trial in the ACJM (Rural) court until the petition was not decided," said Khan's counsel H M Saraswat.

On the other hand, the arguments in the high court took place on Monday, which remained incomplete. The court will now proceed with the arguments on July 28. "Keeping this in mind, the trail court also deferred the hearing of the case till August 19," Saraswat said.

It may be recalled that Khan had appeared in the trial court for recording of his statements on April 29, where he had pleaded innocence. The court had, then, given him a chance to produce evidence on May 4. But this could not happen on account of the petitions by the defence seeking re-examination of the 5 prosecution witnesses.