Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s security has been beefed up following the assassination of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala.
The 56-year-old actor has been on the radar of criminal groups for a long time now.
According to Pinkvilla, a sudden preventative measure was taken after gangster Lawrence Bishnoi’s name emerged as the key suspect accused in Moose Wala’s murder. A senior police official told the publication that Mumbai police has enhanced the overall security of the Dabangg actor to ensure he’s safe from any harmful intentions of the Bishnoi gang, which operates from Rajasthan.
Khan has been on Bishnoi’s radar after the infamous blackbuck poaching case during the shoot of his 1999 blockbuster Hum Saath Saath Hain. The Bishnoi community considers the blackbuck to be a sacred animal and Khan’s involvement in poaching had hurt the community’s sentiments.
In 2018, Bishnoi went so far as to threaten Khan that he’ll kill him. Rahul alias Sunni, one of Bishnoi’s close associates arrested in 2020 for murder, said that they had not only hatched a plan to kill Khan but had even visited Mumbai to conduct a recce for the murder.
Sidhu Moose Wala was murdered in the Punjab Mansa district on Sunday as he was intercepted by assailants while he was driving an SUV.
On the work front, Khan will be next seen in Tiger 3 along with Katrina Kaif. He has also been working on Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali