Nehra had already conducted first round of survey in first week of May and was planning to conduct second round of survey in Mumbai before the final attack. The gangster was planning to escape from the country after attacking Salman Khan.
“In the first week of May, Sampat Nehra was in Mumbai and surveyed the house of Salman Khan and the timing when he comes out in the balcony of his house to wave to his fans. He tried to find out the distance to the balcony and had even taken few photographs of the house,” said DIG of Haryana STF Satheesh Balan here on Saturday.
Balan said Bishnoi had issued threat to Salman Khan some time back and were planning to execute it. Bishnoi is currently in Jodhpur jail and is operating the gang from there. “Nehra, a blind follower of Lawrence, was acting on the direction of the gang leader,” said Balan adding that the gang has links in foreign countries; however he did not reveal the names of the countries saying it is matter of investigation. Nehra used to get money from foreign countries through hawala on the direction of Lawrence.
Lawrence used to arrange everything right from money, guns and logistics to execute the crime. “In case Lawrence was not available on phone, Nehra used to make calls on foreign numbers and get money whenever he needed,” said Balan, adding that apart from Salman Khan, there were another six people from Haryana including few members of rival gang on Nehra’s list.
Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi had issued a death threat to Salman Khan in January, saying the Bollywood actor will be killed in Jodhpur.