The unknown caller said he was the number one terrorist and allegedly abused the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and Mumbai Police, while threatening the chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, and his family.
Reliance Foundation Hospital on Monday received a threatening call against Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani and his family. One person has been arrested in connection with the incident. He was reportedly arrested in the Dahisar area of Mumbai.
According to CNN-News18, officials said a 56-year-old man named Vishnu Bhowmik was arrested in the Mumbai suburb of Dahisar. The suspect was reportedly taken to DB Marg police station.
In a statement, Dr. Tarang Gianchandani, CEO of HN Reliance Hospital, said the calls were received shortly after the flag-hoisting ceremony at the hospital.
“As we were finishing our flag hoisting ceremony at the hospital, that’s when we received eight to nine calls from the same caller threatening our president between 10:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Right after that, the Mumbai police has been alerted, the FIR is filed and the team has begun investigations to understand more details about the caller,” the statement read.
Earlier reports said that a total of eight calls were made to the hospital located in Girgaon area around 10.30am. The unknown caller said he was the number one terrorist and allegedly abused the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and Mumbai Police as well as threats against the Ambani family.
After receiving information about the calls, the Mumbai Police launched an investigation. A preliminary investigation suggested the caller was mentally unstable, PTI said citing an official. A procedure is underway to register a first information report (FIR) on this subject, he added.
The report indicates that Ambani’s security coverage has been strengthened. Mumbai police are also expected to step up security coverage outside Antilia.
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