Salman Khan has been summoned by the Mumbai Crime Branch for questioning in a case of alleged Bollywood nexus with the underworld, a senior police official said in Mumbai on Wednesday, December 13.
"He will be questioned today after his name cropped up during interrogation of another accused Anjum Phajalani," DCP (Detection) D T Shinde said.
Phajalani, an alleged Chhota Shakeel aide, was deported from Dubai last month along with nine other gang members and booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Orgainsed Crime Act (MCOCA).
During interrogation, Phajalani has reportedly told the police that it was after his threats issued under Shakeel's name that Salman Khan had reduced his fees for acting in the movie Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, produced by Naseem Rizvi. Rizvi has been convicted for having links with the underworld in the same case. Film financier Bharat Shah was also held guilty by the court in the same case.