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Mukesh Ambani, family receive death threats; One held

As per the police, he had used his own mobile phone to call and through his call data record, he was traced to his house.

A 56-year-old jeweler has been arrested from Mumbai’s Borivali area for allegedly dialing the helpline number of South Mumbai-based HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and issuing death threats to Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited.

Police said the incident took place between 10.39 am and 12.04 pm yesterday when the accused, identified as Vishnu Vidhu Bhaumik, called the hospital nine times and issued death threats. In one of the calls, the accused identified himself as Afzal and stated that he may do something in the next three hours.

An official from the DB Marg police station said that Bhaumik abused the receiver and later gave death threats to Mukesh Ambani. He even gave a reference to the late Dhirubhai Ambani.

Soon after the last call, a security officer lodged a complaint.

Meanwhile, a case under Section 506 (II) (criminal intimidation) of the IPC. Simultaneously, the investigators started tracing the culprit, when the accused was located at his residence in Borivali (west).

As per the police, he had used his own mobile phone to call and through his call data record, he was traced to his house.

 Bhaumik also owns a jewelry shop in south Mumbai. Currently, police are interrogating him for his motive behind making the call.

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First Published: 16th August, 2022 16:50 IST

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