A joint operation of Mumbai and Bihar police assisted in the arrest of a man from Darbhanga in Bihar for making death threats to Mukesh Ambani and his family.
Mumbai: A joint operation of Mumbai and Bihar police assisted in the arrest of a man from Darbhanga in Bihar for making death threats to Mukesh Ambani and his family. The accused has been identified as Rakesh Kumar Mishra, who is unemployed. He is being brought back to Mumbai.
In two calls made within five hours on Wednesday, the caller threatened to blow up Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Threats were also made against a few Ambani family members.
“One of the accused was apprehended from Darbhanga, Bihar, within a short period of time with the joint collaboration of Bihar police. Meanwhile, the Mumbai police team has been returning to Mumbai with the accused. “Further probe is underway to reach the bottom of the case,” added DCP Nilotpal.
“At 12.45pm today and again at 5.04pm a threat call was received at a call centre of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital threatening to demolish the hospital & threatening to take the lives of Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani, Akash Ambani, and Anant Ambani,” a RIL spokesperson said in a statement.
After the threatening call to the Ambani family, the police came into action, and a team of Mumbai police apprehended the accused from Darbhanga, Bihar, at midnight with the help of Bihar police.
According to the police, the accused has been booked under Sections 506(2) and 507 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The accused has not revealed his purpose in making the threat calls, they said.
The home ministry recently beefed up the security of Mukesh Ambani to ‘Z +’ category. It was done on the basis of the intelligence agency report.