The Jodhpur court, Rajasthan, on Wednesday found Salman Khan not guilty in the case under Arms Act. The actor had appeared in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate.
''Salman Khan acquitted in the Arms Act case after the prosecution failed to provide conclusive evidence,'' Salman Khan's lawyer told ANI.
"We'll decide on the further action once we receive the copy of the order," Vishnoi Samaj's lawyer told ANI.
This is one of the four cases against the actor. The Rajasthan High Court had earlier acquitted him in two cases of poaching of chinkara.
Khan and his sister Alveera arrived in Jodhpur on Tuesday evening.
The Arms Act was filed against Khan for allegedly holding and using the fire arms which had expired licence in the poaching of blackbucks in Kankani near Jodhpur on October 1 and 2, 1998.
Arguments were heard from both the sides on January 9, after which magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit moved the judgement for January 18 and also directing the actor to be present in the court.
Before this, Salman Khan appeared on March 10 last year in the court for a recording his statements, wherein he said he was not guilty. He added that he was being framed in the case by the forest department.
The defence also asked questions on the prosecution permission arguing that it was given by the then district magistrate Rajat Kumar Mishra and was not lawful.
Prosecution counsel B S Bhati, replying to the arguments, said that "the prosecution permission was based on the facts and evidence furnished by the police in its investigation."
The case had then reached for judgement on February 25, 2014, but the sudden presence of an uncertain prosecution application before the trial court, led by the then prosecution counsel in 2006 postponed the verdict for two flat years.
BY M. DIVYA SRI