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Salman Khan’s Residence Targeted by Gunshots, Bishnoi Gang claims responsibility

Two unidentified men on a motorcycle fired bullets outside the actor’s house in Bandra on Sunday morning

Salman Khan, a Bollywood actor, recently received a warning from Anmol Bishnoi, brother of the incarcerated gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, following an attack at his Bandra residence in Mumbai on Sunday. Anmol Bishnoi reportedly claimed responsibility for the incident through an online post, referring to it as a “first and final warning” to Salman Khan.

In the post, Bishnoi stated, “We have only shown you a trailer so that you understand the magnitude of our strength and do not test it. This is the first and last warning.” He emphasized that further actions would not be limited to mere warnings, indicating potential escalation.

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The attack involved two individuals firing shots outside Salman Khan’s residence early in the morning before fleeing the scene. Investigations revealed suspicions that one of the perpetrators seen in CCTV footage may be associated with criminal activities in Gurugram, including involvement in multiple killings and robberies, as well as being wanted in a murder case.

Furthermore, gangster Rohit Godara, allegedly residing abroad, claimed responsibility for the murder of a Gurugram-based businessman named Sachin Munjal in March, according to social media posts. Godara has connections with Goldy Brar, Anmol Bishnoi, and Lawrence Bishnoi, indicating a broader network involved in criminal activities.

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History of threats  

Since the incident, security measures have been heightened in the vicinity of the actor’s residence. However, this is not the first time the Tiger actor has faced the wrath of gunmen. Pinkvilla reported that in March 2023, Salman’s manager received an email with threats directed at the actor. Sent from one Mohit Garg’s account, the email contained threats made by gangster Lawrence, who was incarcerated in a Tihar jail at the time. The email went on to demand Salman arrange a meeting with Goldy Brar, who was affiliated with Lawrence and operating from Canada. As a result, an FIR was lodged against Lawrence, Goldy, and Mohit.

Meanwhile, the publication added that in April 2023, Salman went on to receive yet another threat, this time by a man in Jodhpur from Rajasthan representing a cow protection group. On April 30, Mumbai police received a call from an individual identifying himself as Rocky Bhai, threatening a direct attack on the actor. An investigation was launched, resulting in a 16-year-old male from Thane being apprehended in connection with the case.

Threats against the beloved Bollywood hero also go back to 2022. In June that year, father Salim discovered a threatening letter targeting his son at Bandra Bandstand, a route Salim is known to go walking along. The letter made references to the murder of celebrated Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, who had been killed in May earlier that year, and warned that Salman would suffer a similar fate.

Whilst unconfirmed by Mumbai police, a separate Punjab police investigation revealed that at the time the letter was received, Salman had been the target of surveillance by two individuals, who had been keeping tabs on his Panvel farmhouse and rented a room nearby for a month. Previously, Salman had also received threats in 2018 by the same gang for violating religious sentiments.