An unidentified caller threatened veteran film maker Mahesh Bhatt. The caller demanded a sum of Rs 50 lakh to be deposited in a lucknow bank.
Failing to which, the caller said, would result into his wife Soni Razdan, and daughter Alia Bhatt’s death.
As reported the call came on 26th Feb and was followed by a series of text and whatsapp messages . Earlier it was considered, someone playing a prank. But matter got serious as the caller claimed himself leader of a gang and threatened to fire round of bullets at daughter Alia and wife Soni.
Mahesh Bhatt filed an FIR for the safety of his family. The case was registered under section 387 (Causing to fear death for the sake of extortion.)
The following tweet from ANI confirmed that Mahesh Bhatt filed an FIR in Juhu police station against death threat.
Complaint filed in Juhu Police Station after Mahesh Bhatt receives extortion call,caller also threatened to kill Soni Razdan and Alia Bhatt pic.twitter.com/q8UaCbQTmh
— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2017
Bhatt tweeted in the morning that the extortion attempt was stopped in its early stage.He thanked UP and MP police.
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!
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) March 2, 2017
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