Filmmaker Karan Johar was on the list of people the Lawrence Bishnoi gang planned to target for extortion. An alleged member of the group, Siddhesh Kamble, aka Mahakal, disclosed this to investigators, according to a police official. According to PTI news agency, a senior official also said these claims have not yet been verified and that there was a possibility that there was an element of bragging rights in Siddhesh’s statements. He was a close associate of Santosh Jadhav, a suspected gunman in the death case of singer Sidhu Moose Wala, according to the police official. (Read also | Karan Johar leaves on vacation with children Roohi and Yash, and mother Hiroo Johar, fans call them a “cute family.” Watch†
According to the report, Siddhesh shared information about the Sidhu murder conspiracy and named Santosh and one Nagnath Suryavanshi involved in the murder. The gang reportedly planned to extort 5 crore from Karan Johar by threatening him, Siddhesh said. According to his statement to police, Vikram Brar, brother of Canadian-based mobster Goldie Brar, had discussed these plans with him on Instagram and Signal apps.
A police officer told PTI: “Some of the accused have an element of bragging rights in their confessions. The motive behind bragging rights is to get publicity and get larger extortion sums. This phenomenon is common in Punjab and other neighboring states. They (gangsters) want their names associated with high profile matters Mahakal is a small fish Vikram Brar told him about Karan Johar Why Brar told this to Mahakal who is just a foot soldier Because Brar wants to increase his influence and impress young people like Mahakal.”
Earlier in June, actor Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan reportedly received a death threat. Their security team found the letter outside their home in Mumbai, near the Bandra Bandstand promenade, where Salim Khan goes for his routine morning jog. Later, PTI had reported, citing Maharashtra’s Ministry of Interior, “The gang was preparing to extort money from major businessmen and actors.”