Salman Khan Receives Death Threats, Police On High Alert

Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been threatened with dire consequences in a social media post, written on the Facebook wall of Student Organisation of Punjab University (Sopu), on September 16. The police have initiated investigation after the post went viral.

The post, by Gairi Shooter has a picture of Salman Khan and reads: “Salman, think, you can save yourself from Indian law, however, Vishnoi Samaj and Sopu Party has announced death sentence for you. You are an accused in Sopu’s court. Salaam sahid da nu; Respect girls; Save animals; Avoid drugs & help poors; Sukha kahlon Garry”, it added. The post has appeared before Salman Khan’s scheduled hearing on September 27 in the blackbuck killing case.

“The police are on alert. We also gave proper security to the celebrity when he came here for hearing previously. An investigation has been initiated,” said DCP Dharmendra Yadav. A few months ago, gangster Laurence Bishnoi had threatened Khan of dire consequences in front of policemen. After the threat from Bishnoi, Salman’s father Salim Khan had said in a conversation with Mid-Day,

“There is added security for Salman, who has, in any case, always had a good team of security personnel deployed for him. It (threat) is not much of a concern (for the family). We are only worried about his safety, and that is being taken care of.” He also said that the police were doing their job well.

Khan has been sentenced to five-year imprisonment in the blackbuck killing case, but is on bail. At the last hearing, the court had said if Khan failed to mark his presence before it on September 27 his bail could be cancelled.

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