Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher’s security has been increased due to death threats

Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher’s security has been increased due to death threats

The Bollywood actors have received Y+ and X category security levels from the Indian government.
01 Nov, 2022

Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher have reportedly had to take their safety measures up a notch after receiving threats to their lives.

According to Hindustan Times, the Maharashtra government has upgraded the security for each actor after an internal assessment revealed threats to them. As per reports, Khan will be given Y+ security cover which, according to The Quint, means he will have a total of 11 personnel for security, including one or two commandos. Five of them will be stationed at his residence (one commando, four constables) and three Personal Security Officers (PSOs) will stay with him. The PSOs are deployed on a rotation basis in three shifts (meaning one PSO with the assigned person at a time). Former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni has also been given this level of security.

Kumar and Kher will be given X category security, which means they will be assigned two armed personnel each at all times. No commandos are provided. The cost of the extra caution will be borne by the celebrities.

The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor and his father, producer and screenwriter Salim Khan, received a threatening letter in June. According to Indian media, the letter threatened to kill them the way rapper Sidhu Moose Wala was killed earlier this year. This implied that the same people, purportedly the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, are after Khan now. An FIR was registered and the Mumbai police arrested multiple gangsters from Bishnoi’s gang, many of whom confessed to targeting Khan.

The security measures for the Radhe actor included regular police protection up till now. New developments were made in the case when investigations in Mumbai, Punjab and Delhi in the last few months revealed that gangsters Bishnoi and Goldy Brar had planned to kill Khan in Mumbai. Reports suggested that it had been attempted twice — once outside his Bandra home during his birthday celebration in 2017 and once at his Panvel farmhouse in 2018.

According to the report, Kher’s received upgraded security cover because the release of his film The Kashmir Files was followed by death threats. Kumar was granted security based on social media threats over his nationality.


T-man Nov 01, 2022 08:05pm
Not a story.
Bunny Nov 01, 2022 08:14pm
who will bother killing them. they are not that big . all this is PR .
mann Nov 01, 2022 09:27pm
who cares
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Nov 02, 2022 03:02am
Who cares?
gt Nov 02, 2022 04:32am
People of Jealous from their money and trying to harm them.
Anonymouseee Nov 02, 2022 05:26am
Terrorist hindu extremists are a menace to society.
Bluecollar Nov 02, 2022 06:16am
Why would anyone threaten celluloid heroes, they are fiction not reality
Jigen.m19 Nov 02, 2022 08:11am
I won’t miss any of them. I don’t watch movies
Siddhartha Nov 02, 2022 08:48am
The days of social media will be over soon!
Dust2dust Nov 02, 2022 10:24am
@Anonymouseee everyone knows who are the terrorists