1. Black buck case setback: SC questions relief to Salman Khan

Black buck case setback: SC questions relief to Salman Khan

SC asks if Salman Khan deserved relief only to enable him travel to the UK and reminded that he remains a convict.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 5, 2014 1:00 PM
Rajasthan High Court had suspended Salman Khan's conviction in black buck case after the UK denied the actor visa.

Rajasthan High Court had suspended Salman Khan’s conviction in black buck case after the UK denied the actor visa.

The Supreme Court today reserved the order on the Rajasthan government’s appeal against suspending conviction of actor Salman Khan in the in the 16-year-old black buck poaching case which allegedly took place in Kankani village near Jodhpur.

The top court questioned if Salman Khan deserved relief only to enable him travel to the UK and reminded that he remains a convict.

“Should a politician’s conviction be also stayed since he would be disqualified as MP/MLA and face hardship?” SC asked Salman Khan’s counsel.

Rajasthan High Court had suspended Salman Khan’s conviction after the UK denied him visa on this ground. The apex court said the HC order wasn’t on merit.

“Life of a hero may depend on age and charm but Salman got all reliefs from governmental & courts… HC order is exceptional,” said the Supreme Court.

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