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Threat letter to Salman: Mumbai police question Siddhesh Kamble held in Moosewala murder

Three members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang delivered a letter threatening the Bollywood actor and his father Salim Khan, say police officials
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Our Bureau And PTI   |   Pune   |   Published 09.06.22, 01:45 PM

The Delhi Police's special cell and Mumbai crime branch have interrogated Mahakal alias Siddhesh Kamble, an alleged member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, in the singer Sidhu Moosewala murder and Salman Khan threat letter cases, respectively, an official said here on Thursday.

A Punjab police team too has arrived in Pune and would question him in the Moosewala case, the official added.

Kamble was interrogated by the Delhi police and Mumbai crime branch teams since Wednesday evening.

Officials of Pune rural police, who arrested him in a local case two days ago, were also present during the questioning, he said.

The Mumbai crime branch team, led by deputy commissioner of police Sangramsinh Nishandar, interrogated him during the day in connection with a threat letter received by Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father, writer Salim Khan.

The Delhi Police on Wednesday had said that gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, currently in their custody, was the mastermind behind the last month's murder of Moosewala, a popular Punjabi singer and Congress leader.

Maharashtra ADG (Law and Order) Kulwant Kumar Sarangal had said that Kamble was part of the Bishnoi gang.

Another suspect and Kamble's close associate Santosh Jadhav, also from Pune, has been identified as a shooter in the Moosewala's murder case, police had said.

The Mumbai crime branch is investigating whether the letter threatening Salim Khan and his actor son was kept on a bench in Mumbai's Bandra Bandstand area by members of the Bishnoi gang.

On Sunday, when Salim Khan was sitting on a bench in the area after a morning walk, an unidentified man kept there a letter which threatened that both Salim Khan and Salman Khan will meet Moosewala's fate.

The police subsequently recorded the statements of the Khan father-son duo.

Kamble, against whom the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) has been invoked, was wanted by the Pune rural police for allegedly sheltering Santosh Jadhav, against whom a murder case was registered at Manchar police station in Pune district in 2021.

`Members of Lawrence Bishnoi gang delivered threat letter for Salman Khan'

Three members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang delivered a letter threatening Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan, police officials said on Thursday.

Mahakal alias Siddhesh Kamble, an alleged member of the gang arrested by Pune Police, made this revelation during interrogation, they said.

Mumbai Police's crime branch questioned him in Pune on Thursday. Besides, he was also grilled by the Delhi Police's Special Cell in connection with singer Sidhu Moosewala's murder.

Mahakal allegedly told investigators that three members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang came from Jalour in Rajasthan and one of them placed the letter on a bench in Bandra Bandstand area where Salim Khan, noted screenplay writer and Salman's father, was sitting after his morning walk.

The letter threatened that Salman Khan and his father will meet Moosewala's fate.



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