Faridabad: Faridabad Police have detained the snipers for allegedly planning actor Salman Khan’s murder.
Faridabad Police arrested sharpshooter Rahul of Lawrence Bishnoi gang along with the others.
Police have also seized weapons from them.
Police disclosed that the murder was plot due to anger against Khan over blackbuck poaching.
DCP of Faridabad, Rajesh Duggal said, “Police have arrested sharpshooter Rahul of Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
Police said the Questioning revealed that he travelled to Mumbai in January to conduct a recce of actor Salman Khan’s apartment on Bishnoi’s orders due to resentment against Khan over blackbuck poaching.”
“Rahul conducted the recce on the directions of Bishnoi and later apprised him of the findings. However, they were unable to take their plan to the next stage because of the coronavirus outbreak,” said the DCP.
“He would commit different crimes with different accomplices on the directions of Lawrence Bishnoi. In the last six months alone, he committed four murders,” said DCP Duggal.
Lawrence Bishnoi is a member of the Bishnoi society, which reveres black bucks. Khan had in 1998 killed two black bucks in Jodhpur may have led to Bishnoi holding a grudge against him, said the police.
Unlike Nehra, who police say was Bishnoi’s “right hand man”, Rahul was a relatively newer member of the gang.
“In 2018, he was arrested by the Crime Branch Badkhal for possession of an illegal weapon. After being released on bail, he joined the Bishnoi gang in August 2019 ,” said DCP Duggal,