A peaceful morning quickly turned into a scene of alarm at one of Mumbai’s notable addresses – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s residence at Galaxy Apartments. The first streak of dawn brought a startling incident with it when two unidentified individuals on a motorbike took an abrupt stop in front of the actor’s abode, leveraged a firearm, and discharged four to five rounds before speeding away. The sound of gunfire pierced the quiet Bandra neighborhood at roughly 5 am Sunday, leaving residents and fans alike in a state of shock and disbelief.

The Mumbai Police Crime Branch and the forensic team were seen swiftly taking charge of the situation, with visuals from outside the Galaxy Apartment documenting the meticulous analysis being carried out. An ANI update revealed Joint Commissioner of Police of the Crime Branch, Lakhmi Gautam, overseeing the on-site inspection.

Though the echoes of the fired rounds still reverberate, what’s clearly visible is the bullet mark scarring the main entrance of the Galaxy Apartment, serving as a grim reminder of the close shave. Police officials are tirelessly scanning through CCTV footage to trace the shooters and understand the objectives behind such an audacious attack in broad daylight.

Salman Khan, revered by millions, has repeatedly found himself on the receiving end of perilous threats over the years. Notably, these threats have been linked to the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, following the infamous 1998 blackbuck poaching case of Rajasthan. The death threats extended to the actor as well as his father, Salim Khan, have manifested in various forms, one being a direct letter dropped to their family, raising questions about their safety and actions taken to counter such risks.

The uncertainty hovers around Salman Khan’s presence at the residence during the time of the incident. Upon learning of the attack, the Bandra Police team responded promptly, launching a preliminary investigation into the matter. As a precautionary measure and in response to the series of threats, the security around the vicinity of Khan’s house has been notably tightened.

Recognizing the severity and continuity of threats faced by the actor, Mumbai Police has ramped up Salman Khan’s personal security arrangements. In addition to an enhanced police cover, the actor has been issued a permit for a firearm license. In pursuit of further ensuring his safety, last year, he also integrated a new bullet-proof SUV into his fleet.

In the midst of these unsettling events, Salman Khan has unwaveringly committed to his profession. His recent on-screen venture ‘Tiger 3’, starring Katrina Kaif and Emraan Hashmi alongside him, celebrated success at the box office. On the occasion of Eid, the actor generously revealed his upcoming film ‘Sikandar’, directed by the acclaimed AR Murugadoss. With the support of producer Sajid Nadiadwala, ‘Sikandar’ is anticipated to grace the theaters on Eid 2025. Murugadoss’s directorial prowess is no stranger to Bollywood, with blockbusters such as ‘Ghajini’ and ‘Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty’ under his belt, setting high expectations for this future release.

The shooting incident has rattled the actor’s fans and highlighted the glaring issue of safety and security of public figures in India. With the probe underway, details are expected to surface as forensic analysis progresses. The anticipation for the release of these details is palpable, as the public awaits clarification and resolution of what has been a shocking intrusion into the space of one of Bollywood’s most beloved icons. (With inputs from Agencies)

By IPL Agent

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