Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Friday allowed by the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket to look earlier than a classes courtroom in Jodhpur, listening to his attraction in opposition to conviction within the Black Buck poaching case, by means of video conferencing.
A Jodhpur bench of the excessive courtroom gave the aid of the actor, accepting his counsel’s argument that travelling from Mumbai to Jodhpur amid the Covid-19 pandemic could pose menace 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 large gathering in courtroom premises might also trigger a regulation and order difficulty.
Accordingly, the bench dominated that “it could be within the curiosity of justice” if Mr Khan is allowed to look by means of video hyperlinks or video conferencing as an alternative of showing bodily because the session courtroom has directed.
Mr Khan’s counsel Saraswat mentioned the courtroom has allowed the actor to look within the session courtroom for the listening to scheduled immediately within the digital mode.
Mr Khan had been directed by the session courtroom to look in particular person earlier than it in the course of the listening to on his attraction in opposition to the trial courtroom’s April 5, 2018 ruling, convicting and sentencing him to 5 years in jail within the Black Buck poaching case.