Late Wednesday night, the police registered an FIR recording a statement from Mahesh Bhatt’s family who have reportedly been getting death threats from an unidentified caller.
This time, the threat was directed at his wife, Soni, and daughter, Alia. The man was demanding that a sum of 50 lakh be transferred to a Lucknow-based bank branch.
The extortionist’s exact words were,
If you fail to do so, I will fire several rounds of bullets in your daughter Alia and wife Soni.
These threats come just two years after thirteen members of a mafia gang were caught plotting to kill Mahesh Bhatt and his family. When the calls first started, the director thought they were prank calls, but when his family was threatened, Mahesh Bhatt immediately informed the cops. The case was transferred to Mumbai Police’s Anti Extortion Cell.
The accused has been arrested by UP police and is being interrogated.