A few days ago, Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan received a threat letter allegedly from jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. The letter, addressed to Salman Khan and Salim Khan, said that the two would soon become Sidhu Moose Wala. The Punjabi singer was recently shot dead in his car. Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar reportedly claimed responsibility for the murder of the Punjabi musician in a Facebook post. Now, Mumbai Police has confirmed that gangster Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang is involved in the threat letter given to Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan.
According to ANI News, three people had travelled from Jalore in Rajasthan to Mumbai to deliver the threat letter. Mumbai Police, during the interrogation of accused Siddhesh Hiraman Kamble alias Mahakal, who is a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, found that the Bishnoi’s aide Vikram Barad had delivered the letter to Salim Khan. “Jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi had issued the letter to Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan. Three people from his gang had come from Jalore, Rajasthan to Mumbai to drop the letter and had met accused Saurabh Mahakal,” said the police on Thursday, according to ANI News.
Mumbai Police crime branch also said that they had identified the persons. “There are clues related to them. They will be arrested soon. Right after their identification, 6 teams have been dispatched to different parts of India,” the police said.
“Salim Khan Salman Khan bahut jald aapka Moose Wala hoga,” the letter said in Hindi. According to the police, Salim Khan found the letter on a bench where he sits daily after jogging.
The threat letter carried the initials G.B. and L.B. It is suspected that G.B would stand for Goldy Brar while L.B could stand for Lawrence Bishnoi. However, it is not yet confirmed whether it is Bishnoi who is behind the letter or someone using their initials to write the letter.
Meanwhile, the state police have increased the security of Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan after receiving the threat letter. The police have begun investigating the threat letter and are also going through the CCTV footage outside the residence.
Lawrence Bishnoi had reportedly planned a plot to assassinate Khan over his involvement in a blackbuck poaching case. Blackbucks are considered sacred creatures by the Bishnoi community. In 2008, outside a court, Lawrence Bishnoi had said that they will kill Salman Khan in Jodhpur. He had also said, “Everyone will know once we take action. I have not done anything as of now, they are accusing me of crimes for no reason.”
Bishnoi’s close associate Rahul alias Sunni was arrested in 2020 for murder when he revealed that they had hatched a plan to assassinate Salman Khan. The police also got to know that he had visited Mumbai to conduct a recce for the murder of Salman Khan.