Mumbai: The Salman Khan threat letter case took a sensational turn on Thursday as police claimed to have identified the assailants who delivered the letters to the Bollywood biggie and his father, writer Salim Khan.
The information has been revealed during the interrogation of accused Siddhesh Hiraman Kamble alias Mahakal, who is a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
According to Mumbai police, accused Mahakal revealed that Bishnoi’s aide Vikram Barad had taken the letter to Salim Khan.
“Jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi had issued the letter to Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan. Three people from his gang had come from Jalore, Rajasthan to Mumbai to drop the letter and had met accused Saurabh Mahakal,” said the police on Thursday.
The police further said that the crime branch has identified the people who had delivered the letter.
“There are clues related to them. They will be arrested soon. Right after their identification, 6 teams have been dispatched to different parts of India,” said the police.
The interrogation has also revealed that Vikram Barad is the brain behind the threat letter to Salman Khan. Barad is a resident of Hanumangad, Rajasthan. He has more than two dozen cases against him.
An unsigned letter with the message “tumhara Moose Wala kar denge (you will end up like Moose Wala), allegedly addressed to actor Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan, was found at Mumbai’s Bandra Bandstand promenade on June 5.
The letter was spotted by Salim Khan’s guards where the veteran screenwriter usually sits after his morning walk.