A 56-year-old jeweller has been arrested from Borivali for allegedly dialling 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 Ltd.
Police said the incident took place between 10.39 am and 12.04 pm on Monday when the accused, identified as Vishnu Vidhu Bhaumik, called at 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 DB Marg police station said, “He abused the receiver and later gave death threats to Mukesh Ambani. He even gave a reference of late Dhirubhai Ambani.”
Soon after the last call, a security officer lodged a complaint.
DCP Neelotpal (zone II) said, “We have registered 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).
“He had used his own mobile phone to call and through his call data record he was traced to his house,” added an officer.
“Bhaumik also owns a jewellery shop in south Mumbai,” added another investigator.
“He was arrested on Monday and we also want to know the reason for calling,” said an officer.