Duo involved in firing outside Salman Khan’s house arrested; remanded to police custody till April 25

The arrested men were identified as Vicky Gupta and Sagar Pal

Updated - April 16, 2024 04:59 pm IST

Published - April 16, 2024 07:51 am IST - Mumbai

The Gujarat police arrested Vicky Sahibsaab Gupta (24) and Sagar Srijogendra Pal (21) for firing guns outside actor Salman Khan’s Mumbai residence.

The Gujarat police arrested Vicky Sahibsaab Gupta (24) and Sagar Srijogendra Pal (21) for firing guns outside actor Salman Khan’s Mumbai residence.

A court in Mumbai on April 16 remanded two persons arrested in connection with the firing outside actor Salman Khan’s residence to police custody till April 25.

The duo — Vicky Sahibsaab Gupta (24) and Sagar Srijogendra Pal (21) — hail from Bihar’s East Champaran District and belong to Lawrence Bisnoi gang. On April 14, Lawrence’s brother had claimed responsibility for the incident.

The two, purportedly involved in firing guns outside actor Salman Khan’s Mumbai residence, were arrested from Gujarat’s Bhuj region. They were brought to Mumbai and produced before a magistrate court on April 16.

The crime branch sought 14-day custody of the two men on the ground that their custodial interrogation was required to ascertain conspiracy details and to identify the mastermind behind the firing incident. The court granted the police custody of the two accused for nine days (till April 25).

Men accused of firing outside Salman Khan’s residence arrested in Gujarat

A police official said the two accused had carried out a recce around the actor’s house in Bandra area here thrice before the firing incident.

Earlier, as per details available from the Gujarat Police, the Mumbai Police received information that the two are likely to have escaped and are hiding in the Kutch district. The Gujarat Police arrested the duo from the premises of Matanamadh Temple based on available information and details provided by their network of informers. The Gujarat Police also claims that the duo have confessed to their crime.

Mumbai Police too has claimed credit for the arrests.

“Both the accused involved in Salman Khan’s residence firing case have been arrested by Crime Branch, Mumbai from Gujarat’s Bhuj,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Datta Nalawade.

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