Threat letter: Mumbai police record Salman Khan's statement, security enhanced around the actor's residence

Earlier, the police had recorded the statement of the actor's father, noted screenplay writer Salim Khan, in connection with the probe.

Published: 07th June 2022 05:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2022 05:34 PM   |  A+A-

Security personnel outside the residence of Bollywood actor Salman Khan after a death threat from Lawrence Bishnoi gang, in Mumbai. (Photo | PTI)


MUMBAI: Mumbai Police has recorded the statement of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in connection with a letter threatening him and his father, an official said on Tuesday.

Khan's statement was recorded on Monday evening before he left for Hyderabad, he said.

Earlier, the police had recorded the statement of the actor's father, noted screenplay writer Salim Khan, in connection with the probe.

Police had also enhanced the security around the actor's residence in suburban Bandra.

According to a police source, the letter said, "Salim Khan, Salman Khan Bahot Jald Aapka Moose Wala Hoga G.B L.B (Salim Khan, Salman Khan very soon you will meet the fate of Moose Wala) There was speculation that 'G.B.' and 'L.B.' may refer to gangsters Goldy Brar and Lawrence Bishnoi, though police did not make any statement on this aspect.

Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala was killed by unidentified assailants in Mansa district of Punjab last month, and as per local police, Lawrence Bishnoi gang could have been involved in the murder.

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," he added.

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

Investigators have collected footage of more than 200 CCTV cameras in the area to identify the person who dropped the letter on a bench at Bandra Bandstand where Salim Khan, a noted screenplay writer, was sitting after a morning walk on Sunday, he said.

There was a CCTV camera 30 meters away from the bench but a tree blocked the view, the official said.

On Monday morning, five officials of the Mumbai crime branch along with local police personnel visited Salman Khan's residence at the Galaxy Apartments in the Bandra area and spoke to his family members.

They spent about an hour at the actor's home, an official said.

A case under section 506-II (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the Bandra police station.


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