Wanted gangster Sampat Nehra, was arrested in Hyderabad earlier this week, planning to kill actor Salman Khan, according to the Haryana Police.
Nehra, 28, had gone to Mumbai for a recce as part of the plan; he clicked photos of the actor’s home and the routes leading to it on his mobile phone. Sampat Nehra wanted in over a dozen cases of murder, extortion, and robbery, as a sharpshooter with the notorious Lawrence Bishnoi gang. Bishnoi had threatened to kill Salman Khan in January.
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
Nehra belongs to Rajasthan’s Bishnoi community which doggedly pursued the 20-year-old blackbuck poaching case against the actor and was arrested by the STF on June 6.
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 gunpoint in Kurukshetra.