Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Friday appeared before a Jodhpur court in connection with an Arms Act case.

The next hearing in this matter will take place on October 5.

"Court had asked us to deposit bond of Rs. 20,000 which we'll deposit," the actor's lawyer Hastimal Saraswat was quoted as saying ahead of the hearing by a news agency.

“'There'll be no questions and answers only bail bond has to be submitted. It is not essential for the convict to be present,” he had said.

Salman was charged with possessing an unlicensed .22 rifle and a .32 revolver and allegedly using them to poach two blackbucks at Jodhpur’s Kankani village in October 1998.

The actor was acquitted by the court due to insufficient evidence on January 18 in the poaching case but the prosecution appealed against the decision.

According to reports, during the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya’s movie, Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998, Salman allegedly went on a hunting expedition along with actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu, killing two blackbucks in Kankani village.

Following protests by the local Bishnoi community, a case was filed against Salman and the other actors.

(With inputs from agencies)