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Salman Khan exempted from court appearance after counsel cites COVID risk

Actor Salman Khan was on Tuesday given exemption from appearance by a court here during the hearing of an appeal by him against the five-year sentence in the October 1998 blackbuck poaching case.Additional District and Sessions Judge Brajesh Panwar granted the relief after Khan’s counsel cited the “rising” number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai and Jodhpur and said that travelling for the hearing could be risky for the actor.The court has fixed January 16 for the next hearing.

News source ~ Tribune India