Salman Khan exempt from court appearance in black-buck case due to coronavirus

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Superstar Salman Khan will not need to make an in-person court appearance in the ongoing black-buck case due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Khan’s lawyer HS Saraswat had submitted an application requesting the court to grant some relief until there was a decline in coronavirus cases. The court has permitted the request and scheduled the hearing for 16th January 2021.

A source was cited in Box Office Worldwide saying, “Accepting our ground, the court allowed our application for exemption from appearance and listed the matter for hearing on January 16.”

The case goes back to 1999, during the shoot of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’. While Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were acquitted by the trial court, Khan was sentenced to five years of imprisonment in April 2018. He was then granted bail in the Jodhpur district and sessions court.

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