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Plan to fire at Salman Khan's house hatched in US by Lawrence Bishnoi's man: Report

Apr 15, 2024 02:00 PM IST

Reports claimed the Mumbai Police said that the plan to open fire outside Salman Khan's house was hatched in the United States.

The plan to attack Bollywood actor Salman Khan's residence in Bandra was hatched in the United States, by the right-hand men of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, the Mumbai Police said in preliminary investigations. Both the men who fired outside Salman Khan's residence are associated with the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, police sources told NDTV.

Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and Bollywood actor Salman Khan
Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and Bollywood actor Salman Khan

Two unidentified men fired four rounds of shots outside Galaxy Apartments in Mumbai's Bandra, where Salman Khan lives, at 5am on Sunday. The CCTV camera footage showed one of the two shooters fire towards the actor's home. Both suspects were carrying backpacks and wearing caps while on the bike.

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Anmol Bishnoi, Lawrence Bishnoi's brother, contacted gangster Rohit Godara, based in the US, for the task. Godara was tasked with hiring professional shooters for the job from his vast network, extending throughout multiple Indian states, said the police.

Anmol Bishnoi claimed responsibility for the attack through a social media post hours after the incident, but the IP address of the social media account was traced back to Canada. The possibility of a VPN connection is also being explored by the Mumbai Crime Branch.

It is suspected that one of the two unidentified shooters is from Gurugram, and is connected to Rohit Godara. The man is also suspected to be wanted in the murder case of Gurugram-based businessman Sachin Munjal in March.

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Godara had claimed responsibility for the murder of Sachin Munjal back in March. He is a close associate of gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi, his brother Anmol and Goldy Brar.

In March last year, an e-mail threatening Salman Khan was received at his office following which the Mumbai Police registered an FIR against Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar and another person under IPC sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 506-II (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention).

The FIR was based on a complaint lodged with the Bandra police by one Prashant Gunjalkar, who according to police frequently visited the Bandra-based residence of Khan and ran an artist management company.

(With inputs from PTI)

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