Salman Khan issued weapons license after death threat | Latest India News

Mumbai police have issued a gun license to protect Salman Khan after the Bollywood actor and his father, Salim Khan, received a death threat letter last month, an officer confirmed on Sunday. higher than the IPS.

The actor had applied for a firearms license and also met with Mumbai Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar in this regard on July 22.

Khan’s representative collected the license from the relevant branch at police headquarters. The license was handed over after collecting the person’s acknowledgment of receipt, the IPS officer quoted above said on condition of anonymity.

“We issued the gun license to the actor after completing all the formalities,” the officer said.

As per procedure, the file was sent to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Area 9) for verification and verification of the actor’s criminal record, if any, the officer explained.

Khan’s security was tightened on June 6 and a police van was deployed outside his residence after his father found a threatening note addressed to them a day earlier.

“Moosewala jaisa kar doonga (You will meet the same fate as Moosewala),” the threatening note reads, referring to the murder of Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moosewala in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29.

Police suspect imprisoned mobster Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang members were involved behind the Moosewala attack.

In 2018, Bishnoi threatened Salman when the blackbuck poaching case against the actor was heard in court. Lawrence is from the Bishnoi community, which considers blackbucks sacred animals.

Police suspect Bishnoi was behind the threatening letter to Khan.

According to the Arms Rules, 2016, anyone who apprehends a threat to their life due to wealth or any other threat can apply for a gun license. Khan’s candidacy fell into the category of people who could be attacked because of his wealth and fame.

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