Mumbai Police on Thursday said that the threat letter to Bollywood star Salman Khan was a publicity stunt by Lawrence Bishnoi's gang. The threat was given at the behest of Vikram Barad, an associate of Bishnoi, who is currently based in Canada.
According to the police, three people had come to Mumbai to give the threat letter. They had met Sourabh Mahakal, who was questioned by the Mumbai crime branch for six hours today.
The police have also identified the person who delivered the threat letter.
Polling for 16 Rajya Sabha seats in four states – Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana and Karnataka - held today, June 10. The Election Commission has appointed special observers and ordered videography of the entire exercise amid allegation of horse-trading by rival parties.