Amid threatening letters, actor Salman Khan issued a gun license to protect himself

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New Delhi: Bollywood star Salman Khan has been granted a gun license after applying for a gun license to protect himself amid threatening letters he received recently. Salman had received a death threat from mobster Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang, after which he met with Mumbai Police Chief Vivek Phansalkar over the threatening letter addressed to him and his father.

There had been reports that Salman had switched to an armored and bulletproof Land Cruiser since the threats. Notably, Salman and his father Salim Khan had received a death threat on June 5, days after Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala was gunned down in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29. Salim Khan’s security team found the letter outside their Mumbai home near the Bandra Bandstand. promenade, where Salim Khan goes for his routine morning jog.

Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Jawaharke village, Mansa district of Punjab on May 29. The incident took place a day after his security was removed by Punjab police among 424 other people. The letter the actor received in Hindi said Salim Khan and his son would soon meet the same fate as slain singer Siddhu Moosewala (“Tera Moosawala bana denge”), the law enforcement sources said on condition of anonymity.

According to information received from Maharashtra’s Home Department, the reason behind the Bishnoi gang threatening actor Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan was to create an atmosphere to show off their power. This is not the first time that Salman has received threats. In 2018, while the trial of the blackbuck poaching case was underway, Bishnoi allegedly threatened the actor because in his community, blackbucks are considered sacred.

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