Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi admitted to the police on Tuesday that he had intended to murder Bollywood actor Salman Khan in 2018. Bishnoi, who is being questioned in relation to the death of well-known musician Sidhu Moosewala, also said that he had purchased a special gun for Khan’s murder for Rs 4 lakhs.
According to sources, Bishnoi told the police that he wanted to kill Salman Khan because of the 1998 Chinkara poaching incident in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, which happened while the movie Hum Saath Saath Hain was being filmed there. Blackbucks, also known as chinkara, are revered by the Bishnoi population in Haryana, Rajasthan, and Punjab, according to statements made by Bishnoi during interrogation.
A Jodhpur court sentenced Khan to five years in prison in April 2018 for the 1998 murder of two blackbucks. The actor has challenged his judgement. Khan was initially jailed in connection with the case in the Jodhpur jail but was later moved to the Bharatpur jail.
Bishnoi reportedly acknowledged after questioning that he had texted his Rajgarh-born colleague Sampat Nehra, asking for Salman Khan to be slain. At the time, Nehra was running away from other situations. Sampat Nehra was sent to Mumbai to kill Salman Khan, and Lawrence Bishnoi conducted a reconnaissance of the actor’s residence before telling the police this. Nehra could attack Khan from a distance because he only had a pistol and no long-range fire weapon, according to Bishnoi.
Sources claim that the mobster afterwards purchased an RK Spring weapon for Rs 4 lakh from a man by the name of Dinesh Dagar. The money was reportedly given to Anil Pandey, a Dagar coworker. 2018 saw the later recovery of this firearm from Dagar’s possession.
A defence attorney for Salman Khan in the blackbuck poaching case, Hasti Mal Saraswat, said on July 6 that the Lawrence Bishnoi gang had threatened him with murder. In his case, Saraswat said that on July 3, a threat letter was found on the Jubilee Chamber doorknob of the High Court, which houses the offices of lawyers. The letter bore the initials of Lawrence Bishnoi and his assistant Goldy Brar, the lawsuit claims. It said that a “enemy’s buddy is their first enemy” and said the lawyer will die in the same manner as Sidhu Moosewala.
Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan were allegedly threatened in a letter that was allegedly delivered last month by three members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. Salman Khan and his father were allegedly threatened in the letter with suffering the same fate as Moosewala, who was killed in broad daylight on May 29 in Punjab’s Mansa.
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