A Jodhpur court has acquitted Bollywood actor Salman Khan of charges of submitting a false affidavit in the blackbuck poaching case of 1991, as per an ANI report. This came as a sign of relief to the star and his fans.

The Bharat star reportedly told the court that he lost the license documents of his weapons whereas it was sent for renewal. ANI tweeted, "Jodhpur Court acquits Salman Khan in case against him for submitting fake affidavit in the black buck poaching case that he lost the license documents of his weapons, though the licenses were sent for renewal. Salman's counsel argued his intention wasn't to submit false affidavit"

In an earlier interview with the Tribune, Salman’s lawyer, Hastimal Saraswat said that he never gave out the incorrect information intentionally, “Hence it is not expedient in the interest of justice to proceed against Salman as it is a bonafide mistake of his client. The licence was submitted to the police commissioner in Mumbai, and the deputy commissioner of police has made the statement in the court also.”

In October 1998, a total of three cases in connection with poaching and one under the Arms Act were registered against the actor.

During the shooting for the blockbuster film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' the 52-year-old actor allegedly shot two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani village near Jodhpur. Along with Salman, his co-star Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre were also present in the vehicle that Salman used for allegedly hunting the endangered species protected under Schedule 1 of the Indian Wildlife Act.