Recently, Mahesh Bhatt had filed an FIR against an unknown caller who threatened to kill Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan if his demand of Rs 50 lakh is not fulfilled. Now, if Mahesh Bhatt’s recent twitter posts are to be believed then he is a relieved man now as the caller has been arrested by the police. Sharing the news on social media he posted, “A bolt from the blue in the form of an extortion call & threat to my family was nipped in the bud by the MH & UP police in tandem.Gratitude!” Few minutes later he posted, “All of us is better than one of us !!”
According to SpotboyE the caller has been identified as Babu Srivastava and is currently under police custody.
Earlier on the night of February 26, Mahesh Bhatt received the said extortion call, followed by text and whatsapp messages claiming to be a gang leader.
A source close to Mumbai police stated that after receiving the call, Mahesh Bhatt initially thought it to be a prank but later he received a number of texts and whatsapp messages that stated that these threats shouldn’t be taken lightly. The caller said, if his instruction weren’t followed he’ll kill Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan. The exact words were, “If you fail to do so, I will fire several rounds of bullets in your daughter Alia and wife Soni.”
This indeed is commendable on the part of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh police as it was their swift actions that the culprit was nabbed before anything could go haywire.