Salman Khan threatening letter: Police are investigating Siddesh Kamble, who was arrested in the Mooswala case
MUMBAI: The Mumbai Crime Branch, which is probing a letter threatening actor Salman Khan and his father, arrived in the neighboring state of Pune on Thursday to probe Siddesh Hiraman Kamble, who was arrested in connection with the murder of a popular singer. And Congress leader Sidhu Mooswala, an official said.
He said police would also investigate Kamble as to who had the threatening letter on the bench in Mumbai’s Bandra area on Sunday. Maharashtra police had earlier said that Kamble, who was arrested by Pune rural police on Wednesday, belonged to the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
On Thursday morning, a team led by Mumbai’s Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sangram Singh Nishander reached the Pune Crime Branch office and began investigating Kamble, the official said.
Police are investigating whether the threatening letter to writer Salim Khan and his son Salman Khan was placed by members of the Bench Bishnoi gang in Mumbai.
On Sunday, Salman Khan’s father and famous screenwriter Salim Khan was sitting on a bench at the Bandra Bandstand after a morning walk when an unidentified person held a letter threatening to kill him and his actor-son.
Later, with the help of his security personnel, Salim Khan contacted the police and registered an FIR under Section 506-II (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code at the Bandra police station.
Following this, the police recorded the confessions of Salim Khan and Salman Khan. Kamble was arrested by police in connection with the murder of singer Mooswala in Punjab last month, while another suspect and his close associate Santosh Jadhav from Pune in Maharashtra were identified as the perpetrators of the shooting, officials said on Wednesday.
Complaining that he had given asylum to Jadhav, who was booked in a murder case at the Mansar police station in Pune in 2021, Kamble had enforced the Strict Maharashtra Organized Crime Control Act (MCOCA) against him and was wanted by the Pune (Rural) Police.