Mumbai Police arrests man from Rajasthan for sending threatening email to Salman Khan
New Delhi: The Mumbai police have arrested a man from Rajasthan in connection with a threatening email sent to Salman Khan’s office recently, an official said on Sunday.
The accused was arrested by a team from Bandra police station and brought to Mumbai, an official said.
The accused Thak Ram Bishnoi, 21, is a resident of Siyakon ki Thani in Rohicha Kalan village under Luni police station in Jodhpur. Police said he was on bail in an Arms Act case.
Jodhpur DCP (West) Gaurav Yadav said a team from Mumbai’s Bandra police station arrived here on Sunday to arrest Bishnoi. “They asked us to help us take Bishnoi into custody. We extended our support and handed over Bishnoi to the Mumbai police,” Yadav said.
A complaint about the threatening email was recently lodged at the Bandra police station by Prashant Kunjalkar, who frequents Salman Khan’s residence in Bandra and runs an artiste management company.
When Kunjalkar was in Khan’s office at Galaxy Apartment recently, he noticed an email from the ID “Rohit Garg”. Police said the sender of the email, written in Hindi, said, “Goldie Bhai (Gangster Goldie Brar) wanted to speak to Salman Khan face-to-face to wrap up the matter”, and “Agli Baar, Jatka Thegne Ko Mileka (You will see something shocking)”.
“After a detailed technical investigation in the case, the police got information about the whereabouts of the accused, following which a team was sent to Rajasthan and the person was arrested,” the official said.
A police team is interrogating the actor for threatening him.
Mumbai Police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldi Brar after receiving the threatening letter. An FIR has been registered under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 506-II (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), police said.
Yadav said Bishnoi was arrested by the Sardarpura police in September last year for possession of illegal weapons and was out on bail.
However, he added that no link between him and Lawrence Bishnoi or any other local gang has come to the fore during the investigation so far.
Jodhpur police officials said a case was registered against Bishnoi at the Mansa Sadar police in Punjab on March 24 for sending a similar threatening letter to the father of slain Punjabi singer Sidhu Mooswala.
A team of Punjab Police also went to Jodhpur to arrest Bishnoi on Sunday.
However, he added that the Punjab Police should wait to get Bishnoi’s custody till the Mumbai Police completes its investigation.