BREAKING: An unknown caller threatens to kill Alia Bhatt
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt received a death threat from an unidentified caller who reportedly demanded Rs 50 lakh. The person also threatened to kill Mahesh Bhatt’s wife Soni Razdan and daughter Alia Bhatt if he failed to deposit the amount in a Lucknow-based bank branch.
The incident took place on February 26. Mahesh Bhatt filed a case in Juhu police station on Wednesday.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the suspect Sandeep Sahu has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh by the state’s special’s task force and Mumbai Crime Branch. The report added that UP police are questioning the suspect who was traced by the anti-extortion cell of Mumbai Crime Branch.
The culprit was traced back in Uttar Pradesh. With the help of UP Special Task Force, he has been detained. After interrogation, he was arrested.
The Mumbai Police is on its way to UP to take him in their custody, after which they will get him back in Mumbai.
According to a report in India Today, the case has been registered under section 387 (causing a person to fear death or grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion). The police also recorded a statement from Bhatt’s family.
The report added Mahesh Bhatt got the phone call from a person, claiming to be a gang leader, who demanded Rs 50 lakh. Mahesh Bhatt initially thought it was a prank. However, the caller later sent him texts and WhatsApp messages, and warned him not to take the threats lightly.
“If you fail to do so, I will fire several rounds of bullets in your daughter Alia and wife Soni,” the report said.
Mahesh Bhatt was asked to deposit the money in a Lucknow-based bank branch.
Mahesh Bhatt took to Twitter on Thursday and wrote, “A bolt from the blue in the form of an extortion call & threat to my family was nipped in the bud by the MH & UP police in tandem.Gratitude!”