Actor Salman Khan has told Mumbai police he has had no threatening phone calls, messages or altercations in recent days, sources have told NDTV. His statement was recorded Monday night, a day after a threatening letter to him and his father, writer Salim Khan, was found on a bench where Salim Khan was sitting after a morning walk near the family home in Bandra in Mumbai.
Earlier on Monday, mobster Lawrence Bishnoi, a suspect in the April 29 murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, allegedly denied having anything to do with this threatening letter. The one-line threat in Hindi was written on a paper note: “Salim Khan, Salman Khan Bahut Jald Aapka Moose Wala Hoga… (Salim Khan, Salman Khan, very soon you will meet the fate of Moose Wala)” and had the initials ‘LB’, which portrayed Lawrence Bishnoi.
Lawrence Bishnoi had also made a threat to Salman Khan in 2018 in an interaction with journalists outside a court where he had been brought for a hearing in Jodhpur. He is currently in Tihar Prison in Delhi.
Before speaking with Salman Khan about the threatening letter, the police also recorded Salim Khan’s statement. Security around the family home in Bandra in Mumbai was also improved. A case under Section 506-II (criminal harassment) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Bandra Police Station. Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey said the police are taking the threatening letter very seriously.
Salman Khan is said to have left Mumbai for a film shoot after recording his statement.
In a threat similar to Salman Khan’s, Ludhiana (Punjab) Congresswoman Ravneet Singh Bittu received a phone call on his personal assistant’s cell phone on Tuesday, saying he will suffer the same fate as his late party colleague Sidhu Moose Wala. .
Sidhu Moose Wala, who had unsuccessfully contested the Punjab Assembly polls earlier this year, was shot dead by at least four men in a village in the Mansa district of Punjab while traveling with a friend and cousin.