SC sets aside Raj HC order on Salman Khan in black buck case
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today set aside the Rajasthan High Court order keeping in suspension the conviction of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the black buck hunting case in which he was awarded five-year jail term by a trial court.
A bench of justices S J Mukhopadhyay and A K Goel said that the High Court would consider his plea afresh in accordance with the law.
The bench had on November 5, last year reserved its judgement after raising question on the Rajasthan High Court’s decision staying the mega star’s conviction without going into the merits of the case and just to pave the way for him to get visa to travel to the United Kingdom for professional reasons.
Salman had submitted that he would have faced hardship if his conviction would not have been stayed by the high court as it adversely affected his right to travel abroad.
The state government had approached the apex court against the High Court order which had, on November 12, 2013 stayed his 2006 conviction in the case and paved the way for him to get a British visa.