Bihar man arrested for death threat calls to Ambanis
Mumbai police arrested a man from Darbhanga district in Bihar late on Wednesday for allegedly making death threat calls to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairperson Mukesh Ambani and his family members. He allegedly called up Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital twice on Wednesday and threatened to blow up the hospital and Antilia — the residence of the Ambanis, and kill the family members.
Why does this story matter?
Mukesh Ambani is India's second richest person and this is the third instance of the family receiving death threats since last year. Another person had called up the hospital to threaten the Ambanis on August 15 and was later nabbed. In February 2021, a car was found parked outside the Ambanis' residence containing 20 gelatin sticks and a note threatening the family.
The accused was nabbed within a few hours
Accused being brought to Mumbai
After arresting the accused, Mumbai police is bringing him — identified as Rakesh Kumar Mishra an unemployed man — to Mumbai. The accused made the first call to the hospital around 12:57 pm and later again around 5:04 pm. He threatened to kill Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita, and his sons Akash and Anant. An FIR was lodged at DB Marg Police Station.
Ambani's security increased to Z+ category last week
Mumbai police arrested the accused within a few hours in a joint operation with Bihar police. The accused has been booked under Section 506(2) and 507 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). He hasn't revealed the motive behind the threats, said Zone 2 DCP Niloptal. Last week, the Union home ministry increased the security cover of Mukesh Ambani to the Z+ category.