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Salman Khan firing case: Fifth suspect arrested by Mumbai crime branch

On Tuesday, the Mumbai Crime Branch made its fifth arrest in connection with the shooting incident at Salman Khan's residence in Bandra.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 07th 2024 11:25 AM
Salman Khan firing case: Fifth suspect arrested by Mumbai crime branch

Salman Khan firing case: Fifth suspect arrested by Mumbai crime branch

PTC News Desk: The Mumbai Crime Branch has made a significant breakthrough in the case involving the firing incident at Bollywood actor Salman Khan's residence in Bandra, as they apprehended the fifth accused on Tuesday. Identified as Mohammad Chaudhary, the latest arrest was carried out by the police in Rajasthan, according to reports from ANI.

Investigations have revealed that Mohammad Chaudhary played a crucial role in facilitating the firing incident at Galaxy Apartments on Sunday, April 14. Allegedly, he aided the two shooters, who have already been apprehended, by conducting reconnaissance of the crime scene and providing financial assistance.

In a statement issued by the Mumbai Crime Branch, it was mentioned, "Chaudhary is being brought to Mumbai today where he will be produced in court and a demand for custody will be made."

This arrest unfolds amidst the ongoing probe into the shooting incident that sent shockwaves through the Bandra area of Mumbai. Chaudhary's apprehension adds another layer to the intricate network of individuals associated with the attack on Salman Khan's residence.

The incident, which occurred on April 14, saw two assailants on a motorcycle opening fire outside Galaxy Apartments, Salman Khan's residence. They also discharged shots towards Khan's apartment before fleeing the scene. The subsequent investigation led to the apprehension of the two shooters, uncovering their links to the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.

However, the case took a tragic turn with the demise of Anuj Thapan, one of the arms suppliers involved, on May 1. Thapan was found dead in his cell, reportedly by suicide. Mumbai Police revealed that Thapan had attempted to take his own life while in custody and was declared dead after being rushed to the hospital.

Anuj Thapan's arrest on April 26 marked a significant breakthrough in the investigation, shedding light on the network responsible for supplying weapons to the perpetrators of the attack.

- With inputs from agencies

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