A man was arrested by Mumbai police today for making threats against Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani and his family, officials said.
The man, identified as Afzal, made three or four threatening calls to a landline number at the Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai’s Girgaon this morning, officials said.
The suspect was traced after police identified the phone number he had made calls to.
PTI news agency quoted an official as saying that a preliminary investigation showed that the caller was mentally unstable.
A case has been registered and the man is currently being questioned by police.
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that Mukesh Ambani and his family in Mumbai can continue to be provided with security by the central government, dismissing a petition opposing the provision.
The Center reached out to the Supreme Court after the Tripura High Court accepted the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the government’s security protections for Ambanis.
Mr. Ambani and his family were given security by the Maharashtra government based on the centre’s threat perception assessment.
Last year, an abandoned vehicle was found with explosives near Mr Ambani’s home, shedding light on a major conspiracy involving former police officers.
A handwritten letter was also found in the car, believed to be addressed to Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, officials said later.