IN PHOTOS: Mumbai Crime Branch recovers guns used in Salman Khan firing case from Tapi river

The Mumbai police's crime branch has recovered two pistols, magazines and bullets from the Tapi river in Gujarat during a search operation to recover weapons allegedly used in the firing outside Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's residence, an official said on Tuesday. Pics/Sources and PTI

Updated On: 2024-04-23 03:58 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

The crime branch has recovered two pistols, three magazines and 13 bullets during the search that began on Monday. Pics/Sources and PTI

A team of 12 officials, including 'encounter specialist' senior police inspector Daya Nayak, was at the spot. The search was underway with the help of scuba divers, an official said

The two arrested accused, Vicky Gupta (24) and Sagar Pal (21), allegedly fired outside 58-year-old Khan's house at the Galaxy Apartment in the Bandra area of Mumbai on April 14 and then fled the spot on a motorbike

Based on the technical surveillance, they were apprehended on April 16 from the premises of a temple at Mata No Madh near Bhuj town in Gujarat by joint teams of the Mumbai and Kutch police

According to sources, the duo told the police during interrogation that they threw the weapon into the Tapi river from a railway bridge when they were fleeing to Bhuj in a train after reaching Surat by road from Mumbai following the firing incident

Prima facie, the duo's main objective behind firing outside Salman Khan's residence was to create "terror", police had said

The Mumbai police have declared jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and his younger brother Anmol Bishnoi as "wanted accused" in connection with the incident

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