Imprisoned mobster Lawrence Bishnoi has been questioned over a threatening letter found outside actor Salman Khan’s home in Mumbai, sources said.
The letter mentions the names of Mr Khan and his father, veteran actor Salim Khan. It threatens the two that they will soon become Sidhu Moose Wala, the Punjabi singer who was shot dead in his car last month. Canada-based mobster Goldy Brar has claimed responsibility for the murder in a Facebook post.
“Salim Khan Salman Khan bahut jald aapka moose wala hoga‘, the letter read in Hindi.
Salim Khan found the letter on a bench where he jogs every day, according to police.
It also bore two initials – GB and LB. While GB could mean Goldy Brar, the latter seems to be a reference to Lawrence Bishnoi, who is currently in special cell custody. However, it is not known whether it was Bishnoi who is behind the letter or if someone used their names to cause the mischief.
Meanwhile, Mr Khan’s security has been strengthened after recovering the threatening letter. Police are also searching CCTV footage outside his home. A case has been registered and the investigation has started.
Lawrence Bishnoi had apparently planned an attack on Mr Khan during the shooting of his 2011 film ‘Ready’, but it failed due to a weapons problem. Gangster Naresh Shetty was then given the task of attacking the actor.
By the way, another mobster, Sampat Naresh, had also spent some time in the Vashi area of Mumbai with the aim of attacking the actor. The two mobsters had even scouted his house, but could not succeed in their plans.
Delhi police subsequently arrested three sharp shooters from the Bishnoi gang from Vashi in a case of conspiracy to murder Salman Khan.