Salman Khan is still in a mess when it comes to his right to travel. Salman Khan’s plea for his right to travel and the issues he is facing in getting a United Kingdom visa still exists as the Supreme Court has clearly stated that it’s entirely his hardship and not the court’s issue.
The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a Rajasthan government’s appeal challenging High Court’s order staying 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..
“You say you are facing hardship because you won’t get a UK Visa if the conviction is not suspended. Tomorrow, convicted politicians can come to this court saying they are facing hardship so suspend the conviction. Can we do that?” the judges asked the lawyer who represented Salman Khan in court.
A bench headed by Justice S.J. Mukhopadhyay also raised questions on High Court’s verdict for staying the mega star’s conviction without going into the merits of the case and just to pave the way for him to get the visa to travel to the United Kingdom for professional purposes.
Salman Khan was convicted in 2007 for hunting and killing endangered deer while shooting for a film in Rajasthan in 1998. Last year, the Rajasthan High Court suspended his conviction to make it easier for Salman Khan to travel to UK to shoot for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick.
Salman Khan’s UK Visa had lapsed and that country refuses visa to any person convicted of an offence in any court.
Salman Khan was sentenced to five years in jail and is currently out on bail in the case. He is accused of killing two Chinkara deer and a black buck and has twice spent time in a Jodhpur jail. Salman Khan is also facing re-trial in a 2002 hit-and-run case in Mumbai.
Salman Khan is still in a mess when it comes to his right to travel. Salman Khan's plea for his right to travel and the issues he is facing in getting...2.5