Men threatening Salman Khan arrested

Updated: Oct 04, 2019, 07:52 IST | Agencies | Mumbai

Cops nab duo who threatened Salman Khan for publicity amidst him skipping hearing in black-buck poaching case

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

Two men have been arrested in connection with a life threat to Salman Khan, the police said yesterday. As per the cops, the duo, identified as Jagdish and Jeki, have admitted that they threatened the actor to gain popularity among people. On September 16, a threat post on Facebook by an account named Gary Shooter carried a photo of Khan with a red cross, and read, "Salman, think, you can save yourself from Indian law, however, Vishnoi Samaj and Sopu Party has announced death sentence for you. You are an accused in Sopu’s court. Salaam sahid da nu; Respect girls; Save animals; Avoid drugs and help poors; Sukha kahlon Garry (sic)".

The post had appeared before the actor’s scheduled hearing in the Jodhpur court on September 27, in association with the long-running black-buck killing case. "Two people have been arrested. After interrogating them, we came to know that it was only to gain cheap popularity. The accused were a part of a car theft ring," Praveen Acharya, circle inspector at Chopasani police station, said.

Khan, who is accused in the black-buck poaching case, had skipped the Jodhpur court’s hearing on the said day. In 1998, Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam Kothari and a local Dushyant Singh had allegedly killed two blackbucks in Jodhpur during the shooting of his 1999 blockbuster Hum Saath Saath Hain.

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