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Indian Bollywood actor and host of reality television program Bigg Boss season 13 Salman Khan (C) speaks during the show's press conference at Metro Corporation Yard in Mumbai on September 23, 2019. Bigg Boss 13 is scheduled to premiere on September 29. / AFP / Sujit Jaiswal Image Credit: AFP

The police have arrested two people who had threatened Bollywood star Salman Khan in a social media post on September 26.

The arrested men have been identified as Jacky Bishnoi, alias Laurence Babal, and Jagdish, according to Chapasani Station House Office Praveen Kumar.

The men are vehicle thieves and drug smugglers who had threatened Khan to garner some publicity, Kumar added.

The threat against Khan was posted by Bishnoi on Facebook, on September 26. He added ‘Lawrence’ as a prefix to his name so that people would think he was associated with the Laurence gang of Jodhpur.

Bishnoi and Jagdish had stolen two cars to carry out their drug smuggling operation. The cars have been seized. According to Kumar, cases of drug smuggling and vehicle theft have been registered against the men.

The police stopped Bishnoi and Jagdish for questioning when they got suspicious on seeing the men drive around in a luxury car. Further investigation revealed the duo was indulged in vehicle theft and drug smuggling.

It was later discovered that Bishnoi was the same man who had threatened Khan on social media.