The Jodhpur Court will on Thursday articulate the decision in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case including five Bollywood performers including Salman Khan.
The performer is blamed for murdering two blackbucks in the Kankani town close Jodhpur in 1998 amid the shooting of the film ‘Murmur Saath Hain’.
Alternate on-screen characters associated with this case are, Saif Ali, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu. They have been charged under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
The Jodhpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on March 25 under Jodhpur District Presiding Officer Devkumar Khatri issued the date for the judgment in the 20-year-old case…Read More
The Bombay High Court on Monday asked theMaharashtra government to explain in detail its decision to release Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt early from jail on grounds of good conduct.
A division bench of Justice RM Sawant and Justice Sadhna Jadhav directed the government to file an affidavit justifying its decision, what parameters were considered for letting the actor out eight months early, and the procedures followed while showing leniency towards him.
Dutt was convicted and sentenced to five years in an arms possession case connected to the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case which he served in Yerawada Central Jail, Pune. He was released on February 25, 2016.
The court was hearing a PIL filed by Pune-based activist Pradeep Bhalekar challenging the series of furloughs and paroles granted to Dutt when he was serving his sentence.The court sought to know if the Deputy Inspector General, Prisons was consulted, or whether the Jail Superintendent sent the recommendation directly to the Maharashtra Governor.
“How did the authorities assess that Dutt’s conduct was good. When did they get time to make such an assessment when he was out on parole half the time?” asked Justice Sawant.