Sidhu Moose Wala had a tragic end. After the gruesome murder of Sidhu Moose Wala and a threat letter to Salman Khan, gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and his gang members came under the radar of police. Many got arrested from different parts of the country. Among them was Siddhesh Kamble, alias Mahakal.
Now, in an interrogation, Mahakal revealed that the filmmaker Karan Johar was on their hit list. A police official has said that the gangster told investigators that they were planning to target the filmmaker for extortion. Reportedly, the gang had allegedly planned to extort Rs 5 crore from Karan Johar by threatening him. However, a police official also added that there is a possibility that Mahakal might be bragging in his statements. “Mahakal has claimed that the plan was to extort Rs 5 crore from Karan Johar, but it’s possible that Mahakal is just misleading the police,” an officer said.
Earlier, Mahakal had said that the Lawrence Bishnoi gang was behind the threat to Salman Khan. The accused had claimed that these three men were from Rajasthan and worked in a factory in Palghar, and had visited Mumbai to deliver the letter. When the police visited the factory in Palghar, they realized that the men were not employed there.
The police further discovered that the three men that Mahakal had claimed were behind the threat letter were arrested for looting a jewellery shop at Rajasthan’s Sirohi prior to the date of the incident (June 5). They continue to be behind bars. Given these revelations, police have said that they are not trusting further information given by Mahakal.
Sourabh Mahakal was arrested by the Pune crime branch last week. A team of the Mumbai crime branch had questioned Mahakal in the Salman Khan threat case. Mahakal is also one of the accused in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case.