Salman, who has been hosting reality show Bigg Boss 7 in Colors channel, was accused of attacking the producer who has been identified as Hardev Singh. The 47-year-old producer tried to implicate Salman in the case in order to coerce him to work in his next project.
Hardev, a Delhi-based businessman, owns a production house in Mumbai. He was arrested along with his accomplice and cousin Devender.
This incident seems to have intensified miseries of the actor. Recently, an FIR was filed against him for allegedly hurting Muslim sentiments while hosting Bigg Boss 7.
Now, media reports claimed that Hardev Singh on Sept 16 had informed Delhi Police that two bike-borne assailants followed him and opened fire at him when he was going to his shop early morning.
An FIR was filed against Salman Khan for allegedly hurting Muslim sentiments
He was not hit by the bullet, which went past the rear windows of his car and hit a concrete wall, while the assailants fled from the spot, police said.
Singh then told the police that he suspected Salman Khan and his business manager Reshma Shettys involvement in carrying out the crime. A case was registered in this regard.
During investigations, it was revealed that Singh is the husband of one Jasmeet Sethi, who had created a ruckus outside the residence of the actor in Mumbai sometime back when they were trying to approach Khan for a song performance in their project.
Singh's wife and daughter, who run the film production unit had earlier approached Khan's manager Reshma to hire the actor, for which she demanded a huge sum. They then tried to approach the actor directly, which led to a dispute.
Police began to suspect that the complainant, Singh, could have plotted the crime to implicate the actor. During analysis of call records, police apprehended Devender and interrogated him at length.
"Singh had told him (Devender) that due to the dispute with Salman Khan and his manager Reshma Shetty, he suffered a huge loss and his family was also being dragged in criminal cases in Mumbai," police sources said.
Devender had called one of his friends Gurjinder Singh aka Jeet, who agreed to participate in the conspiracy and in furtherance of the conspiracy they planned to fake the shootout on Singh.
During sustained interrogation, Singh confessed his involvement in commission of the crime. A cell phone and a motorcycle used in the commission of crime has also been recovered from Devender, informed the sources. Further investigations are on and efforts are being made to nab Jeet.
(With PTI inputs)