Anonymous caller 'threatens to kill' Salman Khan; cops launch probe and heighten security


Feb 23, 2016 11:13:56 IST

An anonymous phone caller has threatened to kill Bollywood star Salman Khan, prompting the Mumbai Police to launch a probe, an official said on Monday.

The phone call was made to the city’s Police Control Room on February 16, police said. Police suspected it was a hoax call and launched a probe though no case has been filed yet.

Anonymous caller threatens to kill Salman Khan; cops launch probe and heighten security

Salman Khan. AFP

Police has managed to locate the place from where the call was made. Not willing to take chances, cops have decided to review the 50-year-old actor’s security.

Khan, who is riding high on box office success with hits like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, is currently working on Sultan - a film based on a wrestler’s life that also stars Anushka Sharma in the lead role.

Nobody from Salman’s family or office was available for a comment.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the actor in the 2002 hit-and-run case on the Maharashtra government’s petition challenging his acquittal by the Bombay high court.

An apex court bench comprising justice Jagjit Singh Khehar and justice C Nagappan told Salman Khan on February 19, that “it would be much, much better if he gets acquittal from this court as it will save him from all the repercussions”.


Updated Date: Feb 23, 2016 11:13:56 IST