Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Friday skipped the hearing by a Jodhpur court in the blackbuck poaching case. The next date of hearing has been fixed for December 19. This comes amid a death threat by a gangster belonging to the Bishnoi community who threatened to kill him and said so in a Facebook post on September 16.
The actor had filed a plea against his conviction by a lower court, which had sentenced him to five years in jail.
There were apprehensions that the actor may not appear for the summons over inadequate security measures.
During a hearing on July 4, Sessions Court Judge Chandra Kumar Songara had directed Khan to appear before the court on September 27, failing which his bail plea may be cancelled.
The actor has not appeared before the court since May last year, when he was granted bail. "Khan has not arrived so far and there is no intimation of his arrival," police said.
They said adequate security measures have been made for the actor. Airport sources said no charter flight is scheduled for the day from Mumbai. Khan is accused of killing two blackbucks during the shooting of a film in Jodhpur in 1998.
(With inputs from PTI)