Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
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Security for Salman Khan beefed up after threat letter

Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s security was upgraded by the Maharashtra Home Department on Monday after he and his father--screenwriter Salim Khan--received an anonymous threat letter a day earlier, report agencies.

On Sunday, Mumbai Police had filed an FIR against unknown persons after the letter first came to light.

“Maharashtra Home Department strengthens actor Salman Khan's security after a threat letter was sent to him and his father Salim Khan yesterday, June 5,” news agency ANI tweeted on Monday morning. On Sunday, Mumbai Police had told the agency that a probe was underway after the discovery of the letter.

A Times of India report quoted a police officer connected to the case as saying, "Salim Khan follows a morning routine where he goes for a walk on the promenade accompanied by his security personnel. There's a location where he typically takes a break. A chit had been left behind on a bench.”

Salim's security staff found the chit and gave it to him. "Moosa Wale jaisa kar dunga (Will make you like Moose Wala)," the chit read as per the report. Police are also checking the CCTV footage in the Bandstand area. Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in Punjab last month.

Salman, who had travelled to Abu Dhabi for the IIFA Awards 2022, returned to Mumbai on Sunday itself. Salman, along with Riteish Deshmukh and Maniesh Paul were the hosts of the event held on Saturday.