Bollywood superstar Salman Khan appeared in the court on Thursday and pleaded innocence in the Arms Act case, which was filed against him for poaching the endangered Black Bucks in October 1998.
The actor wrote ‘Indian’ in the religion and caste column and said “I am Salman Khan and I am an Indian, that is what I mention in my caste column”
Pleading his innocence, Salman said he was framed by forest officials.
“I am innocent and have been framed by the forest officials” Salman said before the chief judicial magistrate.
Referring to a statement signed by him in which a witness Uday Raghvan had stated that he had brought the arms from Mumbai following directions from Khan, the actor claimed that he had signed the statement under pressure from forest officials.
The next date of hearing is April 4.