Salman Khan's security beefed up in the wake of Sidhu Moosewala's murder

Salman was earlier on Lawrence Bishnoi's radar after the infamous blackbuck poaching case.

IANSUpdated: Wednesday, June 01, 2022, 12:47 PM IST
article-image
Salman Khan | Photo by AFP

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's security has been stepped up following the murder of Punjabi singer and rapper Sidhu Moosewala.

As per a media report, the strengthening of security comes after gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who is currently lodged in Tihar jail, has emerged as the key accused in Moosewala's murder.

A senior police official told the media that the Mumbai police has enhanced the overall security of the star to ensure he's safe from the activities of the Bishnoi's gang that operates from Rajasthan.

For the uninitiated, Salman was earlier on Bishnoi's radar after the infamous blackbuck poaching case during the shoot of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'. Bishnoi community considers black buck to be a sacred animal and Salman's involvement in poaching had hurt the community's sentiments.

Bishnoi had earlier in 2018 threatened to kill Salman.

Rahul alias Sunni, one of Bishnoi's close associates arrested in 2020 for murder, said that they had hatched a plan to kill Salman and had even visited Mumbai to conduct a recce for the murder.

Sidhu Moosewala was murdered in Punjab's Mansa district on Sunday as he was intercepted by assailants while he was driving an SUV.

Salman will be next seen in 'Tiger 3' along with Katrina Kaif. He has also been working on 'Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali'.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Maharashtra Assembly: NCP's Ajit Pawar elected as Leader of opposition

Maharashtra Assembly: NCP's Ajit Pawar elected as Leader of opposition

Maharashtra: Congress high command unhappy over absence of 11 MLAs during trust vote

Maharashtra: Congress high command unhappy over absence of 11 MLAs during trust vote

‘It’s the ED govt’: Devendra Fadnavis adopts oppn jibe as Eknath Shinde comfortably wins trust...

‘It’s the ED govt’: Devendra Fadnavis adopts oppn jibe as Eknath Shinde comfortably wins trust...

This Palghar village takes lead, forbids widowhood rituals

This Palghar village takes lead, forbids widowhood rituals

Panvel: Police impose section 144 near waterfalls, put up notices board

Panvel: Police impose section 144 near waterfalls, put up notices board