Salman Khan to Sidhu Moosewala's manager: NIA releases list of Lawrence Bishnoi's top 10 targets
New Delhi, May 22: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan topped the list of 10 main targets that jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi planned to eliminate, NIA informed on Monday.
The notorious criminal confessed to the NIA that when in 1998, Salman Khan hunted the black buck, which is considered sacred by the Bishnoi community, he wanted to kill the actor to avenge the hurt sentiments of the community.
Bishnoi also confessed that on acting on his directions his aide Sampat Nehra had conducted a recce of Salman Khan's Mumbai residence. However, Nehra was arrested by the Special Task Force of the Haryana Police.
According to Mumbai Police, Khan received another death threat call on April 11 this year, only weeks after a man was arrested for sending a threat email to the 'Dabangg' actor.
Currently, Khan has been provided with Y category security by the Mumbai police.
Bishnoi, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail, also admitted to procuring two 'zigana' semi-automatic pistols from America in 2021 through Goldie Brar for the infamous Gogi gang.
In April of this year, members of the gang allegedly attacked and killed Tillu Tajpuriya inside his Tihar jail cell. Brar, who lives in Canada and claimed responsibility for the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala in Punjab's Mansa district last year, also claimed responsibility for Tajpuriya's death.
Following Bishoni's confession to the NIA in December last year, investigators believe that the guns he gave to the Gogoi gang may have been used in the sensational death of gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf. On April 15 night, Atiq Ahmed and his brother were shot dead while they were being driven to a hospital in Prayagraj.
In addition, Mumbai Police have charged gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldie Brar, and Rohit Garg for sending threatening emails to actor Salman Khan's office.
Bishnoi also confessed that he was also targeting Shagunpreet, the manager of the late Punjabi singer Sidhu MooseWala.
Bishnoi stated that Shagunpreet was on his hit list because he maintained the late singer's accounts and had also sheltered Vicky Middukhera, a student leader in Punjab politics who backed Lawrence Bishnoi and was later murdered.
Goldy Brar, who lives in Canada, has previously stated that singer Sidhu Moosewala was murdered to avenge the death of Vikramjit Singh.
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