8 calls in 2 hours: How Vishnu ‘Afzal’ Bhowmik threatened to kill Mukesh Ambani, family

The person who threatened to kill the family of industrialist Mukesh Ambani has been identified as Vishnu Bhowmik, a jeweller from South Mumbai.

A South Mumbai jeweller, who made phone calls to a hospital and threatened to kill the family of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, called a total of eight times using a false identity. According to police, the suspect, identified as Vishnu Bhowmik, claimed to be Afzal while making the call.

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani and his family received multiple threat calls on Monday, August 15. The calls were received on the number of Reliance Foundation’s Harskisandas Hospital around 10:30 am.

Bhowmik, the 56-year-old, also used Dhirbubhai Ambani’s name once in threat calls, the police said.

The police are verifying the criminal records of Bhowmik, who is a resident of Dahisar. The jeweller has been booked under section 506(2) of the Indian Penal Code.

Some central agencies have also sought details regarding the case, the police added.

“The suspect had threatened Mukesh Ambani and abused him. He has been arrested under section 506(2) for criminal intimidation and issuing threats,” DCP Nilotpal told India Today.

The police are currently probing the suspect and further investigation is underway.

In February last year, a sports utility vehicle (SUV) laden with explosives was found near Ambani’s residence ‘Antilia’ in Mumbai. Later, some people, including police officials, were arrested.

India Today

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