Published On : Thu, Mar 2nd, 2017

Man who made extortion call to Mahesh Bhatt detained in UP

The anti-extortion cell of the Mumbai Police has detained a person with the help of the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force in connection with the case involving a threatto kill veteran producer-director Mahesh Bhatt, his wife Soni Razdan and daughter Alia Bhatt, if he failed to deposit Rs 50 lakh in a Lucknow-based bank branch.

The filmmaker had filed a complaint with the Juhu Police station on Wednesday against the extortionist under section 387.

According to media report, Bhatt received the call on February 26. He initially dismissed it to be a prank, but subsequently received text and WhatsApp messages from the caller who claimed to be a gang leader.

“If you fail to do so, I will fire several rounds of bullets in your daughter Alia and wife Soni,” the caller had threatened.