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Salman Khan flies out of Mumbai amid death threat

Update : 07 Jun 2022, 10:24

Days after Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala‘s brutal murder in broad daylight, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and his father and writer Salim Khan received a threat letter from an anonymous person on Sunday, June 5.

The Bandra Police have launched a probe into the matter and have issued an FIR against an unknown person. According to a report, the letter containing threatening remarks was lying near the Bandra Bandstand promenade. It was first discovered by Salim’s Khan security personnel.

"Salim Khan follows a morning routine where he goes for a walk on the promenade accompanied by his security personnel. There's a location where he typically takes a break. A chit had been left behind on a bench," a police officer was quoted as saying by The Times Of India.

“Moose Wala jaisa kar dunga,” read the unsigned chit as per the report, referring to the horrific killing of popular Punjabi singer and rapper Sidhu Moose Wala. The officials are currently examining the CCTVs of the area in order to find the offender who left the letter.

Maharashtra Home Department has strengthened Salman Khan’s security following the incident and an investigation is underway. On Monday, a CBI team visited Salman at his residence in connection with the letter.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey addressed the media on Monday evening and spoke about Salman Khan’s threat case. 

Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Pandey said the police were taking the threat letter very seriously.

"It's too early to say if the letter is fake, and also we can't say anything about the (involvement of) Lawrence Bishnoi gang," Sanjay Pandey said.

“Our officials are actively investigating the case. No one has been detained till now… It’s too early to say if the letter is fake," he said, speaking with PTI.

“As the matter is serious, so we have also taken this issue seriously. Our officials are actively investigating the case. No one has been detained till now. It’s too early to say if the letter is fake, and also we can’t say anything about the (involvement of) Lawrence Bishnoi gang. But whatever content is there in the letter, we are taking it seriously and conducting probe," the commissioner added.

Police recorded the statement of Salim Khan and his two bodyguards but could not record Salman Khan's statement as he was not available, said an official.

Meanwhile, Salman left for Hyderabad on Monday amid heightened security. The actor was seen at Mumbai’s Kalina airport where he was seen with armed police guards as well as his personal security detail as he has flown to Hyderabad to resume shoot of his upcoming film.





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