Maharashtra CM Shinde Warns Gangster Bishnoi After Meeting with Salman Khan

Maharashtra CM Shinde meets Salman Khan after shooting incident, assures increased security and vows to crack down on organized crime gangs targeting Bollywood stars.

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Maharashtra CM Shinde Warns Gangster Bishnoi After Meeting with Salman Khan

Maharashtra CM Shinde Warns Gangster Bishnoi After Meeting with Salman Khan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde met with Bollywood actor Salman Khan at his residence two days after a recent shooting incident outside the actor's house, assuring him of increased security and government support. The meeting comes after two men, identified as Vicky Gupta and Sagar Pal, were arrested in connection with firing at Khan's house in the early hours of April 14, 2024.

During the meeting, Shinde warned that stringent action will be taken against those involved in the shooting incident and instructed the Mumbai Police Commissioner to beef up security cover for Khan and his family members. The Chief Minister emphasized that the government stands behind Salman Khan and his safety is their responsibility. "We will not tolerate any underworld gang activities in the state, including the Bishnoi gang," Shinde stated.

The two accused, who were on the run after the incident, were nabbed from Gujarat's Kutch district late Monday night. They have admitted to the crime and claimed they were hired by the gang of incarcerated gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to target Salman Khan. The police have booked Gupta and Pal under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act, and are investigating the case further.

Why this matters: The shooting incident and subsequent arrest of gang members highlight the ongoing threat posed by organized crime to high-profile individuals in the entertainment industry. The Maharashtra government's swift response and assurance of protection highlights the importance of addressing such security concerns and cracking down on gang activities to maintain law and order in the state.

Salman Khan's security had already been elevated to Y-Plus category over threats from Bishnoi and another gangster, Goldy Brar. The actor is also authorized to carry a personal firearm and has an armored vehicle for added protection. CM Shinde warned that the government will "finish" notorious gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who is believed to be behind the firing case. "No gang is left here," Shinde asserted during his visit to Khan's home , which was also attended by former MLA Baba Siddiqui, his son and Congress legislator Zeeshan Siddiqui, and Shiv Sena leader Rahul Kanal.

Key Takeaways

  • Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde met Salman Khan after shooting incident outside his house.
  • Two men arrested for firing at Khan's house, claimed they were hired by Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
  • CM Shinde assured increased security and vowed to crack down on underworld gang activities.
  • Salman Khan's security already elevated due to threats from Bishnoi and Goldy Brar.
  • CM Shinde warned that the government will "finish" notorious gangster Lawrence Bishnoi.