Lawrence Bishnoi Bought A Rifle To Kill Salman Khan In 2018 For Chinkara Hunting
New Delhi: Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi has allegedly revealed during interrogation that he “wanted to kill” Salman Khan. He is currently being questioned in connection with the assassination of popular singer Sidhu Moosewala.
Sources in the Delhi Police’s Special Cell said Bishnoi told the police he wanted to kill Salman Khan over the 1998 Chinkara poaching case in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain, News18 quoted sources in Delhi Police’s Special Cell as saying.
It was reported last month that three members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang delivered a letter threatening Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan. The letter had reportedly threatened that Salman Khan and his father would meet the fate of Moosewala, who was killed in broad daylight in Punjab’s Mansa on May 29.
Bishnoi reportedly said during interrogation that Chinkara or blackbucks are dear to the Bishnoi community in Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab.
In his interrogation, Bishnoi allegedly confessed to sending messages to his associate Sampat Nehra, who was from Rajgarh, to kill Salman Khan. Nehra was reportedly absconding at the time in other cases.
Lawrence Bishnoi told the police that Sampat Nehra was shifted to Mumbai to kill Salman Khan and did recce around the actor’s house. Bishnoi reportedly told police that Nehra only had a pistol and didn’t have a long-distance firing weapon and could attack Khan from a distance, the report added.
The gangster then ordered an RK Spring rifle through a man identified as Dinesh Dagar, sources said, adding that the rifle was bought for Rs 4 lakh. The payment was reportedly made to one Anil Pandey, an associate of Dagar. This rifle was later recovered in 2018 from Dagar’s possession.