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Salman Khan Firing Case: Two Gun Suppliers Arrested, Accused Remanded in Custody Until April 29: Reports

Salman Khan, the Bollywood superstar, made headlines when two assailants opened fire outside his Bandra residence on April 14th. The Mumbai Police have made significant progress in the case, successfully apprehending not only the shooters but also the alleged suppliers of the firearms.

According to a report from India Today, two individuals, Sonu Subhash Chander (37) and Anuj Thapan (32), believed to be the suppliers of the weapons used in the attack, were tracked down in the northern state of Punjab.

Working in conjunction with their counterparts in Gujarat, the Mumbai Police swiftly arrested the two gunmen, Vicky Sahab Gupta and Sagar Shrijogendra Pal, shortly after the incident. Further investigation led to the recovery of two pistols, magazines, and bullets from the Tapi River in Gujarat, believed to be the weapons used in the attack.

On April 25, PTI reported that the two men arrested in connection with the firing incident have been remanded in police custody until April 29. Vicky Gupta (24) and Sagar Pal (21), both from Bihar, appeared before a metropolitan magistrate court after the initial remand period concluded. The Mumbai Police requested a four-day extension of their custody to continue investigating the motive behind the attack.

Advocate Amit Mishra, representing the accused, argued against the extension, stating that the weapon used in the firing had already been recovered and his clients were fully cooperating with the investigation. After considering arguments from both sides, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate L S Padhen granted the police request, extending Gupta and Pal’s custody until April 29.

The responsibility for the firing was claimed by Anmol Bishnoi, the younger brother of incarcerated gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. The Bishnoi gang has reportedly been engaged in a longstanding feud with Salman Khan, stemming from a blackbuck poaching case dating back to 1998.

In response to the incident, authorities have enhanced Salman Khan’s existing Y-plus category security, providing him with one of the highest levels of security in India. Additionally, Khan has been granted permission to carry a personal firearm and has reportedly acquired an armored vehicle for added protection.

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