Sampat Nehra had gone to Mumbai to take note of Salman Khan’s movement around his house.
“Bishnoi had threatened to kill Salman Khan in connection with blackbuck case. Nehra had gone to recce his residence in Mumbai and planned to flee outside India after executing plan,” police officials were quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Sampat Nehra was a sharpshooter with the notorious Lawrence Bishnoi gang. Bishnoi had threatened to kill Salman Khan in January. Nehra belongs to Rajasthan’s Bishnoi community which doggedly pursued the 20-year-old blackbuck poaching case against the actor; in April, the 52-year-old star was sentenced to five years in jail for killing two blackbucks in 1998. He was released on bail after spending two nights in prison at the Jodhpur Central Jail.
Nehra was arrested from Hyderabad on June 6.
Haryana STF arrested Lawrence Bishnoi gang’s contract killer Sampat Nehra from Hyderabad. Police say ‘Bishnoi had threatened to kill Salman Khan in connection with blackbuck case. Nehra had gone to recce his residence in Mumbai&planned to flee outside India after executing plan’. pic.twitter.com/DttshYfoZR
– ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018
The Lawrence Bishnoi gang is quite active on social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp.
Nehra and his gang were involved in the attempted murder of an INLD leader’s brother, demanding a ransom of Rs. 3 crore from a businessman in Chandigarh, opening fire at a police team to free their associate Deepak from police custody and killing a man after looting his SUV at gun point in Kurukshetra.Wanted gangster Sampat Nehra, who was arrested by the Haryana Police earlier this week, was working on a plan to kill actor Salman Khan, say police.