The Mumbai police will provide Salman Khan, who previously applied for a weapon license for self-defense, with Y+ category security as he is perceived as a threat.
According to intelligence inputs from the central and state governments, Salman Khan has been given Y-plus security. As well as Salman, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher’s security has also been increased. While Salman has been given Y+ security, Akshay and Anupam have been given X-category security, Akshay and Anupam will each have three security personnel, the actors will cover the additional security costs.
It comes months after Salim Khan, Salman Khan’s father and noted screenwriter, sat on a bench at the Bandra Bandstand after a morning walk when an unidentified man left a letter threatening to kill him and Salman Khan.
As a result, Salim Khan contacted the police and an FIR was filed at the Bandra police station under section 506-II (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. Salim Khan and Salman Khan’s statements were later recorded by the police.
In August, Mumbai Police issued a gun license to Bollywood actor Salman Khan who applied for the same citing a death threat from gangsters. Police had increased the security of the actor after he allegedly received a death threat from Lawrence Bishnoi and the Goldie Brar gang.
After recovering from dengue, Salman resumed shooting for Bigg Boss 16 last week, after recently being diagnosed with the disease. Last month, the 56-year-old star, who has been hosting “Bigg Boss” since 2010, became infected with the virus and was unable to film the ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ episodes on Colors.
The 56-year-old actor’s last big screen release was “Antim: The Final Truth”, in which he appeared alongside brother-in-law Aayush Sharma. He is now working on his next film, “Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan”.
As part of his upcoming projects, he will appear in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan and Tiger 3, which both star Katrina Kaif.