JODHPUR: The controversial actor Salman Khan trapped in several court cases appeared before the Jodhpur court on Wednesday in his Arms Act Case to record his statement and claimed to be innocent.

The ‘Dabangg’ actor further added that he is only being framed over the illegal arms case in connection with the blackbuck poaching.

Salman Khan will present his defense on May 4 and he need not to be present before the court for it. 

The 49-year-old actor has been accused of using an unlicensed weapon to poach two blackbucks during the shooting of one of his movies, ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in 1998.

While speaking to the media, Umesh Kalla, actor’s lawyer informed, “Court has asked Salman Khan that he needs to defend himself and the actor will present his version to the court.”

Salman along with few other names of Bollywood were accused of poaching blackbucks on the midnight of October 1-2, 1998 during the shooting of the family drama.

Two blackbucks, a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, were killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur during the event.

Khan is accused of carrying and using illegal arms and is also alleged to have been possessing arms with expired license. 

A police complaint was filed against him on allegations of being associated in hunting the protected blackbucks.