Salman Khan to record statement as witness in firing incident; Crime Branch reveal shooters ‘intended to scare him and not murder him’

Two motorbike-borne men opened fire outside Salman Khan's Bandra residence, Galaxy Apartments. A day later, the accused were arrested from Gujarat's Kachchh.

Updated on Apr 18, 2024  |  01:25 AM IST |  186.3K
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Trigger Warning: This article contains mention of weapons and firing.

It's been a couple of days since two accused opened fire outside Salman Khan's house in Mumbai. Since then, several fresh updates have been surfacing in the case. The latest one is the statements from the cops investigating the matter.

Sources said that the actor would record his statement on the matter as a witness. The police also discussed the intention of the two attackers who were later arrested. Read on!

Salman Khan to record a statement as a witness in firing case

On April 14 at around 5:00 am, two motorbike-borne men opened fire outside Salman Khan's Bandra residence, Galaxy Apartments. After a case was filed, the cops started their investigation, and the next day, the Mumbai Police arrested two men, 21-year-old Sagar Pal and 24-year-old Vicky Gupta, from Gujarat's Kachchh. The two accused have been sent to custody till April 25.

Giving a fresh update on the case, police sources told ANI that the Mumbai Crime Branch will record the statement of the Tiger 3 star as a witness in the case. The sources also shared that when Mumbai Police got in contact with the actor regarding the firing incident, he allegedly expressed anger and worry and was concerned about the security of his family. He also questioned the authority and stated how the act came to fruition despite the heavy security provided to him.

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Police reveal the intention behind the firing

After being arrested, the two accused from Bihar were produced in front of the court. In their remand report, the crime branch officials stated that they opened fire outside Salman Khan's residence with the intention to kill him, reported PTI. The statement read, "The two accused opened fire outside Salman Khan's house in an attempt to kill the actor. Custodial interrogation is required to identify the mastermind and to also ascertain the motive."

However, according to the latest update by ANI, the two accused intended to scare the Bollywood star. Mumbai Crime Branch informed the news agency that the men also recced Salman Khan's Panvel farmhouse. "They intended to just scare him and not murder him. The statements of both families have been recorded in Bihar. Around 7 people have been called from Haryana and other states for questioning, questioning is going on," it stated.


According to the agency, cops informed that accused Vicky Gupta was riding the motorcycle and Sagar Pal was pillion who fired the shots outside Salman Khan's house at the Galaxy Apartment, Bandra.

ALSO READ: Salman Khan Firing Case: Father of arrested accused says his son ‘was never involved in any crime earlier’

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