Police patrolling outside actor Salman Khan’s  apartment at Bandstand in Bandra (west) has been increased after a threat letter was found  near his residence Sunday morning.

Sources in Mumbai Police confirmed that security given to the actor has been beefed up

Apart from Bandra police, the local crime branch of Mumbai Police has initiated a probe into the case.

Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan, a screenwriter and film producer, approached the Bandra police Sunday after which an FIR was registered under Section 506 (2) (threat to cause death) of the Indian Penal Code.

Salim Khan (86) told the police that he regularly takes morning walks on  the Bandstand promenade and usually sits on a particular bench.

The 86-year-old added that his bodyguard spotted a paper chit Sunday morning while he was resting on the bench.

The letter reportedly stated, “Salim Khan, Salman Khan bahot jald aapka  Moosewala hoga k G.B.L.B (You will become like Moosewala).”

The police said GB and LB mean Goldy Brar, a Canada-based criminal, and  Lawrence Bishnoi, a jailed gangster. Brar along with Bishnoi is said to  have claimed responsibility for murdering Moosewala.