Salman Khan house firing case: IP address of post claiming responsibility traced to Portugal, says police

According to a recent report, the police has revealed an update on the post which claimed responsibility for the firing incident outside Salman Khan's house.

Updated on Apr 16, 2024  |  09:15 AM IST |  85.2K
Salman Khan house firing case: IP address of post claiming responsibility traced to Portugal, says Police
IP address of post claiming responsibility for firing outside Salman Khan's house traced to Portugal (Pic Courtesy: Salman Khan Instagram)

Trigger warning: This article has mentions of firing, weapons and death threats.

A shocking incident took place two days ago when gunshots were fired outside Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s house in Mumbai. A few hours after the incident, a post on Facebook, reportedly from gangster Lawrence Bishnoi’s brother Anmol Bishnoi, claimed responsibility for the shooting. The police have now revealed that the post’s IP address has been traced to Portugal, and further verifications are underway.

Police reveals details about IP address of post on shooting outside Salman Khan’s house

According to a report in PTI, a senior police officer has revealed that the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the Facebook post, which surfaced a few hours after the recent firing incident outside Salman Khan’s Galaxy Apartments in Bandra, Mumbai, has been traced to Portugal.

The officer stated, "The IP address of the FB post was traced to Portugal. We are verifying.” He also said that the police suspect the use of a VPN (virtual private network) for uploading the Facebook post, which was allegedly shared by Anmol Bishnoi.

Police comments on increased security for Salman Khan after firing incident

The police officer also disclosed to the above-mentioned portal that the security for superstar Salman Khan has been beefed up. He remarked, "The actor has Y+ category security cover, but after the firing, the number of police personnel guarding him has been increased.”

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Regarding when Salman will go for his film shoots, the officer said, "Whenever Salman Khan will be out for film shooting, precautions will be taken accordingly.” He further stated that a Special Protection Unit (SPU) vehicle remains stationed outside the actor’s home. Apart from this, local police have been deployed outside the house, along with increased patrolling.

For the unversed, the scary incident happened on Sunday, April 14, 2024. Reports revealed that two unidentified people shot around 3 rounds of open firing outside Salman’s house at around 5 am. The police started their investigation soon after. 

As per ANI, the suspects have been arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch. They were captured in the Bhuj district of Gujarat.

ALSO READ: Gunshots heard outside Salman Khan’s Galaxy Apartment in Bandra; Mumbai Police launch probe: Report

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