Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Friday allowed by the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket to seem earlier than a periods court docket in Jodhpur, listening to his attraction in opposition to conviction within the Black Buck poaching case, by way of video conferencing.
A Jodhpur bench of the excessive court docket gave the aid of the actor, accepting his counsel’s argument that travelling from Mumbai to Jodhpur amid the Covid-19 pandemic could pose risk to Mr Khan’s well being.
A bench of justices Indrajit Mahanty and Dinesh Mehta additionally conceded the argument counsel HM Saraswat’s argument that his shopper’s private look attracting big gathering in court docket premises can also trigger a legislation and order situation.
Accordingly, the bench dominated that “it will be within the curiosity of justice” if Mr Khan is allowed to seem by way of video hyperlinks or video conferencing as an alternative of showing bodily because the session court docket has directed.
Mr Khan’s counsel Saraswat stated the court docket has allowed the actor to seem within the session court docket for the listening to scheduled on Saturday within the digital mode.
Mr Khan had been directed by the session court docket to seem in individual earlier than it throughout the listening to on his attraction in opposition to the trial court docket’s April 5, 2018 ruling, convicting and sentencing him to 5 years in jail within the Black Buck poaching case.