The Rajasthan Supreme Court on Monday granted permission to transfer two petitions from the Jodhpur and Sessions District Court in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case in which actor Salman Khan is an accused.
The hearing of these two petitions will now take place in the Supreme Court, along with the petition already pending.
Mr Khan had petitioned the Supreme Court to transfer these two petitions to the Supreme Court so that all three cases are dealt with in one place.
“After a short hearing, Judge PS Bhati authorized the transfer of the two petitions to the Supreme Court, where one petition from the state is already pending. The hearing of all these cases will now take place in one place, which will save precious time Khan’s counsel HM Saraswat said.
Khan had challenged his five-year sentence on April 5, 2018 in a case related to the hunt for two blackbucks in the District and Session Court. in the same court.
Apart from this, the state had also challenged the acquittal of five others, including actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam Kothari, Sonali Bendre and Tabbu, apart from a local. This petition was pending hearing in the High Court.
“Although all three different petitions belonged to the same case, we had prayed that the two petitions pending in the District & Session Court be transferred to the High Court so that all three cases could be heard in the same court.” said Mr Saraswat. †
On previous occasions, state counsel had sought time to submit his response, but during the final arguments over the petition, he had no objection to the transfer of the two pleas to the Supreme Court.
Following this, the court reserved the injunction, which was finally handed down on Monday, paving the way for the resumption of the hearing, which has long been stalled.
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