Jodhpur Court on Wednesday acquitted Bollywood actor Salman Khan in an 18_year-old Arms Act case. Salman arrived in Jodhpur on Tuesday evening by a chartered flight. His sister Alveera and some advocates are accompanying him. From the airport, Khan headed straight to the hotel. He will remain present in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (Jodhpur district) on Wednesday, where the verdict of the case against him for alleged use and possession of fire arms with expired license will be pronounced.
A case under Sections 3/25 and 3/27 had been filed by the police against Khan in October 1998, according to which, Khan had kept the .22 rifle and .32 revolver and used them during poaching of two black bucks in village Kankani in Jodhpur on 1-2 October, 1998. Of the four cases against him, Khan has already been acquitted in two cases of poaching by the high court while the third case of poaching is in its final stage. Maximum sentence in Section 3/25 is 3 years while Section 3/27 has 7 years as the maximum sentence.