Mumbai : Bollywood star Salman Khan has received death threats by anonymous people ahead of his hearing in the infamous black buck poaching case. The case’s hearing will take place in Rajasthan later this week. Police have initiated an investigation on the alleged death threats received by Salman Khan.
“We are trying to ascertain the identity of those behind it. If we get any input, we will neutralize the threat proactively,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), D Singh said, adding that preventive action will be taken before any untoward incident takes place.
The threat, which carried a photo of Salman Khan with a red cross, was posted on Facebook by an account named Gary Shooter.
“People have alleged that a gang which goes by a name “007” is behind it. Whether the threats are given by the members of this gang or not is yet to be ascertained,” said Singh.
Khan, who is accused in the case, is expected to appear before a Jodhpur court on September 27. In 1998, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam Kothari and a local Dushyant Singh had allegedly killed two black bucks in Jodhpur during the shooting of his 1998 blockbuster ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain.’