Mumbai police step up Salman Khan’s security after gangster reveals murder plan
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Mumbai police step up Salman Khan’s security after gangster reveals murder plan

Mumbai Police say security personnel will be present around Salman Khan’s apartment in Bandra (West) to make sure no nefarious activity is done by the gang from Rajasthan’s Sampat Nehra, who was arrested in Hyderabad.

mumbai Updated: Jun 12, 2018 01:02 IST
Aritra Hazra
Aritra Hazra
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi had threatened to kill Salman Khan in January over the blackbuck case, for which the actor used to visit Rajasthan to appear in court. (Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)

Mumbai Police have beefed up the security of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan after the Special Task Force (STF) of Haryana police found that the recently arrested gangster Sampat Nehra was purportedly working on killing Khan.

According to Haryana Police, Nehra had done recce to kill the actor and had been planning to execute it for the past few months. Nehra, who was arrested in Hyderabad, was a sharpshooter with the notorious Lawrence Bishnoi gang of Rajasthan.

A senior police official from Mumbai Police confirmed that police cover around the actor’s residence in Bandra (West) has been enhanced.

“We have enhanced the overall security of Salman Khan. Police will be present around his apartment to make sure no nefarious activity is done by the gang from Rajasthan,” he said.

The official added that personal bodyguards have not been provided to Khan from the force yet as the city police is analysing the threat perception.

Lawrence Bishnoi had threatened to kill the actor in January over the blackbuck case, for which the actor used to visit Rajasthan to appear in court.

The Bishnoi gang has become one of the most notorious gangs in Rajasthan and has a number of cases registered against it in the Punjab-Haryana belt. Bishnoi and Nehra, a former national level decathlon athlete, had earlier been active in students’ politics in Chandigarh.

First Published: Jun 11, 2018 23:48 IST