Arms Supplier Linked to Salman Khan Firing Case Dies in Mumbai Police Custody

In a tragic turn of events, Anuj Thapan, a key arms supplier implicated in the firing incident outside actor Salman Khan’s residence, has died by suicide while in custody of the Mumbai Police.

According to official reports, Thapan allegedly took his own life by hanging inside the lock-up. Despite immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital, he was pronounced dead.

Thapan’s arrest stemmed from allegations of supplying weapons to the assailants involved in the shooting outside Salman Khan’s Mumbai residence on April 14. This incident, where two individuals on a motorbike fired shots outside the Galaxy Apartments, sparked widespread concern. CCTV footage captured the attackers wearing caps and carrying backpacks as they discharged firearms in the vicinity of the actor’s home.

The Mumbai Police, delving into the matter, arrested not only the shooters, Sagar Pal and Vicky Gupta, but also arms suppliers Sonu Subhash Chander and Anuj Thapan. Additionally, a lookout notice has been issued for Anmol Bishnoi, the younger brother of Lawrence Bishnoi, a prominent figure linked to the incident.

Furthermore, authorities have invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against all suspects involved, with Lawrence Bishnoi identified as the gang’s ringleader. Sections under IPC 506(2), 115, and 201 have also been added to the case, targeting those implicated in threatening, abetment, and tampering with evidence.

Notably, Lawrence Bishnoi and his brother Anmol Bishnoi remain at large, with the former having claimed responsibility for the attack in a Facebook post.

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