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Salman Khan case: Both accused who fired outside actor's home arrested from Gujarat's Bhuj, says Mumbai Police

Salman Khan case: Earlier, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde had spoken to actor Salman Khan on Sunday hours after a firing incident took place outside his home in Mumbai.

Reported By : Atul Singh Edited By : Raju Kumar
Mumbai
Updated on: April 16, 2024 9:50 IST
Arrested accused and Salman Khan
Image Source : INDIA TV/X Arrested accused and Salman Khan

Salman Khan case: In a major development in the firing incident outside actor Salman Khan's home in Bandra, the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Tuesday said it has arrested two accused from Gujarat's Bhuj.

According to the Crime Branch Sources, the names of the two arrested accused are Vicky Gupta (24) and Sagar Pal (21).

"Both the accused shooters are from Bihar's West Champaran. Cases like theft, chain snatching are already registered against them," they added.

Police's statement on operation to arrest accused

Local Crime Branch arrests two accused of Lawrence Bisnoi gang who fired at film actor Salman Khan's house, from West Kutch-Bhuj, a statement released by Mumbai Police Crime Branch said.

Inspector General of Police Shri Chirag Kordia Saheb Frontier Range, Bhuj and Deputy Inspector General of Police Shri Mahendria Saheb West Kutch Bhuj have given instructions to nab the absconding accused, it added.

"According to the instructions and guidance of Local Crime Branch West Kutch-Bhuj Police Inspector SN Chudasma Saheb and Local Crime Branch ASI Jaideep Singh Jhala, Balabhadra Singh Rana, Police Head Constable Virendrasingh Jadeja, Mayursingh Jadeja, Mahipal Singh Purohit and Shaktisingh Gadvina were on patrol in Nakhtrana Taluka area, Mumbai Police received information from Local Crime Branch Bhuj about the presence of accused," the press release read.

Two suspects from West Champaner, Bihar were found to have confessed to the crime, the accused were brought to the Dayapar Police Station for legal proceedings and the custody of both the accused has been handed over to the Mumbai Crime Branch for further investigation, it added.

Earlier, the Mumbai Police had released the pictures and CCTV footage of the two suspects who opened fire outside the residence of the actor on Sunday (April 14). 

The Bandra Police of Mumbai registered a case against two unknown persons under Section 307 of IPC and Arms Act. The police registered the case based on the statement of Salman Khan's security guard.

Case transferred to Mumbai Crime Branch

The case of firing outside Actor Salman Khan's residence was transferred to Mumbai Crime Branch. More than 10 teams of Mumbai Crime Branch were involved in the investigation.

Earlier on Sunday morning, two motorbike-borne unidentified persons opened fire outside Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's house leading the police to enhance security around his residence and launch a search for the accused.

According to the police, the two shooters fired four rounds outside the Galaxy Apartments in Mumbai's Bandra area at around 5 am and fled from the spot.

Salman Khan resumes work after gunshot incident

On Monday two days after the firing outside Salman Khan's Galaxy apartment, the actor was spotted leaving his residence and probably heading to resume his work. The actor was seen coming out of the residence amid tight security. 

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