Lawrence Bishnoi gang's fifth accused wanting to kill Salman Khan arrested by Mumbai Police: Report

A recent report suggests that the Lawrence Bishnoi gang planned to target Salman Khan with the same gun used on Sidhu Moosewala. The fifth accused in this case was arrested by Mumbai Police.

Updated on Jun 02, 2024  |  07:59 PM IST |  40.2K
Lawrence Bishnoi gang's fifth accused wanting to kill Salman Khan arrested by Mumbai Police: Report
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Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of murder and violence.

According to the latest reports, the Lawrence Bishnoi gang made a gruesome plan to kill Salman Khan with the same gun used on Sidhu Moosewala. Deputy Commissioner of Police Vivek Pansare stated that four accused have already been arrested in the case.

Now, according to a report, the fifth accused in making the plot to assassinate Salman has also been arrested by Mumbai Police. 

Mumbai Police arrest fifth accused wanting to kill Salman Khan

India Today mentioned that Mumbai Police have arrested a fifth suspect, Deepak Gogalia alias Johnny Valmiki, who was a part of Lawrence Bishnoi gang wanting to kill Salman Khan. They arrested him in Rajasthan.

According to sources, jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's gang planned to kill the superstar near his farmhouse by stopping his car and shooting him with AK-47 rifles. The investigation has further revealed that they also planned to order weapons from Pakistan, and for this, an arms dealer named Dogra was contacted.

More about the four accused

Apart from the fifth, the other four arrested by the Navi Mumbai Police have been identified as Dhananjay Tapesingh alias Ajay Kashyap, Gaurav Bhatia alias Nahvi, Vapsi Khan alias Waseem Chikna and Rizwan Khan.

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The report further mentioned that according to police statements, Kashyap was in contact with someone in Pakistan named Dogar to buy AK-47 guns for the attack. After the attack, they planned to hide and meet up in Kanyakumari before going to Sri Lanka. Officers are now talking to the four accused arrested to find out if they have anything to do with the incident in Bandra that took place on April 14.

“Some 20-25 people were involved in the planning of the foiled attempt. These four men were staying at different places in Panvel, even before the shooting in April,” Navi Mumbai Circle DCP Vivek Pansare said at a press conference on June 1.

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