Actor Swara Bhasker received a death threat in a letter, after which the Mumbai police launched an investigation. The anonymous letter was reportedly sent to Swara’s home in Mumbai. Earlier, actor Salman Khan also received a threatening letter, aimed at him and his father salim khan† Also read: Salman Khan’s security has been upgraded by Maharashtra’s government after he and father Sailm Khan receive a threatening letter
According to a PTI report, the letter was sent to Swara’s home in Versova. After receiving the letter, Swara approached the Versova police station on Monday and filed a complaint against unidentified persons, an official told PTI. “Based on the complaint, we have registered an unrecognizable crime against unidentified persons,” he said, adding that the investigation is ongoing.
The report states that the threat was sent to Swara for her alleged insult to politician and activist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar. The letter, written in Hindi, states that the country’s youth will not tolerate the insult of Veer Savarkar, the PTI report said.
Just days after the assassination of Sidhu Moose Wala, Salman Khan and his father had also received a death threat. Salim Khan’s security team found the letter outside their Mumbai home near Bandra Bandstand promenade, where Salim goes for his routine morning jog. “Moosa Wale jaisa kar dunga (Will make you like Moose Wala),” the letter read. The threat means he
Police investigations later found that it had been sent to Salman from Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang. According to the Ministry of Interior of Maharashtra, the reason behind sending the letter was to threaten the actor and create an atmosphere to show their power. “The gang was preparing to extort money from big businessmen and actors,” the department said.
Sidhu was shot and killed by unidentified assailants on May 29 in the village of Jawaharke in the Mansa district of Punjab. The incident happened a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab Police and 424 others. Sidhu’s cousin Gurpreet and friend Gurvinder traveled with him in the SUV that had been attacked. Both had suffered bullet injuries and were operated on the next day.
(With inputs from PTI)